ZAPMAP has partnered with European car rental company Drivalia to help its electric vehicle customers find the best charge points quickly and easily.
Drivalia, which began operations in Italy and now offers car rental services at more than 20 prime locations across the UK, is implementing a number of measures to assist drivers in the shift to electric mobility.
As part of this drive, the company is investing significantly in its online presence with a selection of tools and advice for motorists renting an electric vehicle. A major element of this push from Drivalia is embedding Zapmap’s national charge point map into its online electric guide.
Enabling customers to find more than 50,000 charge points across the UK and Ireland to suit their charging needs, from rapid and destination charging to overnight charging, the charge point map is an extremely valuable tool to reduce ‘range and charger anxiety’ for new as well as experienced EV drivers.
Vehicle rental, whether for a few days, weeks or months, provides important real-world experience to support customers on their electric journey. As such, the integration of the charge point map to the Drivalia website is important in offering unambiguous visual confirmation of just how many public chargers there are in the UK, providing reassurance and confidence to would-be EV renters.
Launched in 2014, Zapmap has been championing electric vehicles since the early days of electric driving, and shares Drivalia’s ambition for enabling and accelerating EV adoption. With over 1.5 million downloads, Zapmap is the go-to app for EV drivers in the UK, and has given many motorists the confidence to switch to electric.
Offering an intuitive yet robust set of features for drivers to find chargers, plan routes and pay for charging sessions, Zapmap has established the most comprehensive map and dataset of EV charging points in the UK, with more than 95% of public charging locations mapped and over 70% of charge points displaying 24/7 live status updates.