December 1, 2022

Bristol’s Zap-Map teams up with Nissan Motor GB

A premium subscription to the charging station mapping service Zap Map will be provided to purchasers of Nissan electric vehicles as part of a new partnership between the two companies.

Nissan private and business customers will receive a three-year subscription to the Bristol-based service, which includes in-car assistance via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Melanie Shufflebotham, co-founder and COO of Zap-Map, said: “I am very pleased today to announce Zap-Map’s partnership with Nissan.

“With drivers increasingly going electric, our goal at Zap-Map is to make charging simple, and this partnership between Nissan and Zap-Map is helping to achieve just that.

“We know that it can sometimes be difficult to find suitable chargers while driving. By enabling access to Zap-Map in the car’s dashboard, our Premium offer makes navigation much easier for vehicle drivers. electrical.

“This means Nissan retail customers will be able to view charging stations, see live charging station status, access route maps and connect to a navigation app for turn-by-turn directions, all while moving.

“As a company, we really value feedback from our user community. We work extremely hard to understand the perspectives of EV drivers, and that’s how we came to develop Zap-Map Premium.

“So it’s fantastic to see the partnership with Nissan take effect today, ready to make EV navigation easier for Nissan customers across the country.”

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Since 2014, Zap-Map has compiled a comprehensive map and dataset of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the UK, including live status information for over 70% of charging points .

In addition to the search, planning and payment features of the standard version of the app, the premium version allows users to access Zap-Map from the car’s dashboard, allowing drivers to view charging station data, accessing route plans and loading them into the GPS.

Nigel Pocklington, Good Energy Group PLC (majority shareholder of Zap-Map) CEO and President of Zap-Map, said, “Partnerships and subscriptions are a key part of Zap-Map’s growth strategy. Aligning with Nissan, one of the UK’s and the world’s most popular electric vehicle manufacturers, is a fantastic step forward in this regard. We look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together to drive the future of clean transportation. »

Nic Thomas, Marketing Director of Nissan Motor GB, said: “Nissan is delighted to partner with Zap-Map in this exciting move towards more integrated electric motoring. Nissan have always been pioneers in the electric vehicle market and Zap-Map is leading the way in load mapping, this partnership is a logical next step as both companies continue to lead the way in intuitive electric commuting.

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