Connected Kerb signs up to become new Zap-Pay partner

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Post by Rob » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:16 am

Zap-Map, the UK’s leading EV mapping service, is delighted to announce that Connected Kerb is the latest charge point operator to join Zap-Pay, the simple way to pay for EV charging across networks from within the Zap-Map app.

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The two companies, having recently signed the Zap-Pay agreement, have already begun work on the technical integration required to set up Connected Kerb as a fully-fledged Zap-Pay partner.

Connected Kerb will become the eighth charge point operator to be added to Zap-Pay. The charging network – which will have deployed 1,000 chargers, with contracts signed for 10,000 this year and secured for 30,000 more by the end of 2022 – was formed to solve the problem of where to charge an electric vehicle for those in the UK without off-street parking.

The company’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility for all people with reliable, affordable and accessible EV charging solutions.

Indeed, Connected Kerb recently announced plans to install 190,000 public on-street EV chargers, worth up to £1.9bn, by 2030. The unprecedented investment aims to revolutionise access to EV charging for millions of drivers without off-street parking, and to support mass-market charging for workplaces and fleets.

The company has secured new partnerships for thousands of charge points to be delivered over the next 10 years, the majority of which will be deployed across West Sussex and Kent.

Zap-Pay, which was launched last year with a mission to sign up all the key networks across the UK, is the simple way to pay for EV charging across networks from within the Zap-Map app.

As a single-app payment system that uses a credit or debit card to pay for charging, Zap-Pay avoids the hassle of using multiple apps across different networks. The payment service from Zap-Map means that EV drivers can search, plan and pay for charging all within one app.

With Connected Kerb’s on-street coverage soon to become Zap-Pay enabled, today’s announcement marks an important step towards convenient, trouble-free charging for those without access to private, off-street charging.

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