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Zap-Map partners with Swindon-based fuel payment company Allstar

25 March 2022
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Zap-Map, the Bristol based company which helps electric vehicle drivers locate the nearest charging point, has announced a partnership with Swindon-based Allstar Business Solutions Limited.

The partnership will enable Allstar Electric customers to search, plan and pay for EV charging through Zap-Map, the UK's most used EV charging app.

Drivers can now download the Zap-Map app and add their Allstar Electric card to activate Allstar features, enabling them to pay for EV charging at participating sites on the Allstar network via Zap-Pay. A single-app payment system, Zap-Pay avoids the hassle of using multiple payment methods across different networks.

In addition to in-app payments, Allstar's customers will also get enhanced features in the app for free.

Customers will be able to search for charge points across the entire Allstar electric charging network using Zap-Map's filters and map view. Additionally, drivers will have access to charge point information and site availability updated in real time, while being able to plan and save routes via the in-app route planner.

Allstar Electric card holders can track their Zap-Map charging history and vehicle mileage through the app, providing simplified solutions to help businesses that need to charge on the road. All charging transactions made using Allstar Electric cards through the Zap-Map app are streamlined on one consolidated HMRC compliant invoice for businesses to help save both time and costs.

Allstar will continue to add accepting sites to its electric network throughout 2022.

Nigel Pocklington, CEO of Good Energy Group PLC the renewable electricity supplier and innovative energy services provider, and chair of Zap Map, said: "This is a strong partnership and great news for electric vehicle and fleet drivers using Allstar products. Zap-Map's technology is helping to underpin everyday products for electric vehicle drivers and simplify the overall experience.

"As Zap-Map enters the next phase of its growth, we look forward to working closely with Allstar and providing solutions for one of the UK's leading fuel and electric vehicle charging companies."

Paul Holland, Managing Director of UK Fuel at Allstar Business Solutions, added: "Partnering with Zap-Map has been a key strategic move for Allstar, allowing us to offer our customers a simplified in-app experience when charging on the road. Together we are able to support businesses through every step of their EV charging journey, whether that's making it easier to search for a charging location, offering route planning and live updates on the status of charging points, or easing the payment process.

"By increasing convenience for our customers and simplifying charging in this way, we are helping to remove some of the biggest barriers to entry for potential EV fleets."

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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