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Chippenham's Good Energy invests further in Zapmap

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Zapmap has started mapping charge points in mainland Europe
13 June 2024
Zapmap has started mapping charge points in mainland Europe

Good Energy Group, the renewable electricity supplier and energy services provider, has invested a further £1.7 million into Zapmap Limited.

Zapmap, based in Bristol, has become a leading UK eMobility Service Provider with hundreds of thousands of EV drivers using its app and digital services to locate charging points.

Good Energy currently holds 49.9 per cent of the issued share capital of Zapmap.  The latest investment of a further £1.7 million has been made through a secured convertible loan note which has now been fully drawn down. Amounts owed under the convertible loan note accrue interest at 10 per cent per annum. 

Including this latest convertible loan, Good Energy has provided funding totalling approximately £7.5 million to Zapmap since its initial investment in 2019.  Good Energy's latest investment has been funded from its existing cash reserves.

The further investment from Good Energy will be used by Zapmap to continue growing its business-to-business offerings, Zapmap Spark and Zapmap Insights.  The business plans to continue its focus on the UK market, whilst offering mapping in both the US and other European markets. Zap Map aims to reach breakeven point during 2025.

These services complement Zapmap's consumer app, which has successfully established itself as the leading app for EV drivers, helping them search, plan and pay for charging.  Now with more than 1.54 million app downloads and 860,000 registered users, it has a significant market share of the drivers of the UK's 1 million battery electric vehicle parc (all EV vehicles in use at any given time).

In addition to its consumer facing app, monetised via a freemium subscription model, media and payments, the business has a growing API (Application Programming Interface) and data offering.  

Zapmap Spark, an API product launched in October 2023 offers other organisations the ability to embed Zapmap data in their own digital products.  With the UK's most comprehensive database of public EV charging, including live data feeds from more than 75 per cent of public charge points, Zapmap Insights is a source for businesses and other organisations, including the Department for Transport, with up-to-date data on the UK's crucial EV charger roll-out.

Nigel Pocklington, CEO of Good Energy and Chair of Zapmap said: "Zapmap is playing a critical role not only to hundreds of thousands of EV drivers, but to the UK's decarbonisation pathway through the data and technology it has built.

"We are proud to have supported the company in building a significant userbase, maintaining share in the rapidly growing EV driver market. We are confident that their burgeoning offerings to businesses and other organisations in Spark and Insights will see similar success."


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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