28.7.2021Nationwide charging network GeniePoint joins Zap-Pay
National electric vehicle (EV) charging network GeniePoint has signed up to become part of the Zap-Pay partner network. Zap-Pay is the simple way to pay for EV charging across networks from within Zap-Map, the UK’s leading EV mapping service.
EQUANS – the new name for ENGIE’s services-led activity, and the company that owns and runs the GeniePoint network – and Zap-Map recently signed the agreement to include GeniePoint in the Zap-Pay partner network and the two companies have begun work on technical integration.
On track to be completed in early August, once finalised the integration will see GeniePoint fully up and running as an established Zap-Pay partner. GeniePoint will become the fourth network to come online with Zap-Pay. Zap-Map and EQUANS will publish further announcements on the partnership in August.
GeniePoint is one of more than 40 EV charging networks, large and small, across the UK. The GeniePoint network itself comprises almost 700 charge points in England, Scotland and Wales – stretching from Dundee to Falmouth. Of these 700, over 400 are rapid chargers. GeniePoint is currently the fourth-largest rapid-charging network in the UK, excluding the Tesla network.
While the GeniePoint network is nationwide, shoppers at supermarket chain Morrisons – in particular – may well be pleased to hear that paying for EV charging will soon become a little easier: GeniePoint has chargers at over 200 Morrisons sites. The network was also recently appointed as Whitbread’s EV charging partner to install EV chargers across their Premier Inn estate.
“We’re thrilled to welcome GeniePoint on board to Zap-Pay. As a nationwide charging network with well-placed rapid and fast charge points, GeniePoint’s inclusion in the Zap-Pay partner network will make paying for charging that much easier for Zap-Map users," said Alex Earl, Commercial Director at Zap-Map.
“The GeniePoint Network’s focus on quality and interoperability reflects our own approach with Zap-Pay, and of course Zap-Map’s overall mission to make charging simple. I’m looking forward to seeing GeniePoint come online in August and together providing a convenient and easy-to-use service for EV drivers.”
Launched last year with a mission to sign up all the key charge point networks across the UK, Zap-Pay is the simple way to pay for EV charging across networks from within the Zap-Map app.
As a single-app payment system that uses a credit or debit card to pay for charging, Zap-Pay avoids the hassle of using different payment methods across all the various networks. With GeniePoint’s nationwide coverage due to become Zap-Pay enabled in early August, the announcement represents a significant step towards convenient, trouble-free charging for EV drivers across the UK.
“GeniePoint is focussed on making it as easy as possible for all EV drivers to get a charge when they need it. We recognise that we need to keep working hard to make it easier for customers and we are committed to constantly improving the experience for our drivers," said Dee Humphries, Managing Director for EV Solutions at EQUANS.
"I’m excited for us to be integrating with Zap-Pay, which will provide greater choice, simplicity and convenience for EV drivers across the country.”