JustPark, which manages a community of space owners and their charge points, has teamed up with Zap-Map. The charging location service will include up to 800 charging stations via JustPark as it rewrites its home charger offer.
JustPark and Zap-Map claim the new charge points would augment the existing Zap-Home network of home chargers in a joint statement. For the first time charge points, drivers may reserve such spots on private land in advance. The deal also includes a call for EV owners to make their private charge points public.
JustPark will initially make more than 800 electric vehicle charging points available on the Zap-Map platform from June 2021, with new locations continually added thereafter, the company says. JustPark calls the principle “community charging” that unites private land such as driveways, small business forecourts and churchyard to a network of charging stations.
Anthony Eskinazi, founder and CEO of JustPark, said: “It’s understandable that EV ownership today is heavily weighted towards people lucky enough to have their own driveway to charge on. We need charging solutions that allow all EV drivers to easily and reliably recharge their car and not force them to only rely on city centre chargers. By hosting our community of charge point owners on Zap-Map, we are ensuring that as many people as possible have access to reliable, affordable EV charging.”
Currently, Zap-Map has over 1200 Zap-Home points available, and the addition of the JustPark chargers will take the number to over 2000. EV drivers will be able to search for JustPark chargers close to them, then pre-book and pay via the Zap-Map app to ensure they have a guaranteed space and charger.
In the UK, Zap-Map says it has more than 150,000 users per month from a rapidly growing fleet of around 240,000 pure-EVs and 260,000 plug-in hybrids. The app helps to locate and now reserve charging spots and also supports route planning for longer journeys.