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New Zap-Map subscription service includes Apple CarPlay in-car support

Zap-Map has launched a new subscription service, providing enhanced charging information services and including in-car support via Apple CarPlay.

With the top-level Zap-Map Premium package, subscribers can use the app in-car via CarPlay – with Android Auto to arrive soon

The new service builds on the app’s existing search, plan and pay services – which will remain free – and is targeted at drivers who regularly use the public charging network.

The two subscription services cover Zap-Map Plus and Zap-Map Premium

Zap-Map Plus has been designed to help drivers plan public charging quicker by enabling them to filter by new charge points, multiple locations, user ratings and more detailed location types. Drivers can also view new chargers installed in the last 30 days and save more user filters and route plans – and they can add multiple vehicles. Plus subscribers can also view what3words locations for charge points and go ad-free on the app. An annual plan for Zap-Map Plus costs £2.49 per month.

The top-level Zap-Map Premium package builds on this by enabling subscribers to use the app in-car via CarPlay – and with Android Auto to arrive soon. This ensures that users can locate suitable charge points, view live charge point status and access route plans while they are on the move. Premium also allows drivers to save unlimited filters, route plans and EV models. An annual plan for Zap-Map Premium costs £3.99 per month.

Melanie Shufflebotham, Zap-Map’s co-founder and chief operating officer, said: “Our new service is built for everyone; from total beginners to experienced ‘EV heads’. We spent many months listening to our users and creating a unique platform which responds to what people really need when driving their EV and accessing the public charging networks.”

Alongside the new subscription services, Zap-Map has also upgraded the existing app. New features bring improved EV model selection, updated connector filters, and an all-new router planner mode, dubbed ‘Autoroute’.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.