New app offers charging point access without a membership card
Available for iPhones and soon to launch for Android smartphones, POLAR Instant allows users to locate the nearest vacant point, download pricing information and then unlock and begin charging the point without requiring membership of the local scheme or an access card.
Billing for charging points which require payment can be e-mailed to the user or accessed online, and the app is free to download offering compatibility not only with the nationwide POLAR network but any units using the Open Charge Point Protocol.
Chargemaster also provides a free RFID card, as backup for areas with low mobile phone coverage.
Alexander Castel, general manager of POLAR Instant said: ‘Our service provides access for all EV drivers to the largest public charging network, with the widest reaching geographical footprint in the country. We are confident that our customers are going to find charging their electric vehicles easier and more efficient than ever before with POLAR Instant. Our app has been specially designed to be functional and easy to use.’