Growing electric vehicle (EV) charging network Fastned is the latest to go live on Zap-Pay, a payment service for a variety of EV charging networks from charging point mapping service, Zap-Map.
It is the seventh charging network to join the service, following others such as Osprey, ESB Energy and GeniePoint.
Zap-Map says its latest partnership means around 4,000 charging devices across the UK are now Zap-Pay enabled.
Users of Zap-Map can pay for EV charging across up to seven networks using a single app and a credit or debit card, making it easier to pay for charging across different networks.
Fastned is a rapidly growing European network with more than 60 charging devices in the UK, including ultra-rapid chargers. The network also covers the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and France, but its chargers outside the UK are not yet available on
Alex Earl, Commercial Director at Zap-Map, said:“Fastned is an important addition to the Zap-Pay partner network. As an expanding network with rapid and ultra-rapid chargers at well placed locations, its distinctive charging points will make charging an EV that much easier for Zap-Map users.
“With usage of Zap-Pay already on the up, we’re only expecting to see this trend accelerate now that Fastned has also come online. So I’m delighted to see the Fastned network go live on Zap-Pay.”
Tom Hurst, UK Country Manager at Fastned added: “We're glad to be a Zap-Pay partner. At the heart of our mission to provide electric freedom and sustainable mobility is a desire to reduce the barriers to the uptake of EVs and to make driving easier. Zap-Pay’s smart payment solution will play an important role in that.”