Zap-Map, the UK’s No. 1 electric car charging point app, is launching the app in the Republic of Ireland. The app helps electric car drivers to locate and navigate to charge points, but crucially also incorporates live network data from the ESB so that users can see whether a public charge point is available or in use.
The Zap-Map app is available on both Android and iOS platforms and shows live data shows for over 900 charge points across the Republic of Ireland – and over 1200 across the entire island of Ireland.
This new partnership between Zap-Map and the ESB allows the status of charge points to be updated dynamically and these live updates are supplemented by Zap-Chat, which enables electric vehicle (EV) drivers to update status, post comments and last mile information.
Speaking on the release of Zap-Map 3.0 incorporating the ESB network data, Melanie Shufflebotham, Director at Zap-Map said: “We are delighted to extend the coverage of Zap-Map to the Republic of Ireland with live network updates from ESB, and hope that this will help accelerate the uptake of EVs across the country.”
“Our aim is to give the best possible information to EV drivers on the move and the latest app features were developed with this in mind. The new app also includes the integration of the Zap-Chat platform for live user updates, and enables the roll-out of new features for launch later this year.”
Gareth Davis, Head of ecars at ESB commented: ‘We are delighted that information on our extensive network of charge points in the Republic of Ireland will be available on Zap-Map and will allow EV drivers to easily access information on charge point locations and availability. This information is essential for EV drivers wishing to plan their journey and ensure they have charging facilities en route.”
Zap-Map was launched in 2014. In the UK, Zap-Map attracts over 45,000 users per month from an EV fleet of around 110,000 vehicles and is rising rapidly.
To view Zap-Map on desktop and mobile web, visit: https://www.zap-map.com/live/.
For more information about the Zap-Map app, visit: https://www.zap-map.com/app/.
For more on ESB ecars, visit www.esb.ie/ecars.