Hello and welcome to your latest edition of the Zapmap business newsletter. This is where we shine a light each month on the latest statistics, insights and key updates from the EV charging industry and beyond.

We’re excited to have joined forces with Cenex to help local authorities access information on EV charge points. And in The Charge, we’re exploring the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding and what it means for drivers without off-street parking. 

Zapmap and Cenex join forces to ‘arm local authorities’ with location data

Woman stands next to charging EV while using Zapmap app on phone

Non-profit research and technology consultancy Cenex has joined forces with Zapmap to help local authorities access information on EV charge points.

Since Cenex’s National EV Insight & Support service launched a year ago, nearly 300 organisations have registered to access reliable, independent, up-to-date information about electric vehicles and charge point infrastructure.


This includes more than 220 local authorities in the UK, who can now purchase discounted Zapmap data to ensure that their planning and delivery work is informed by the best information on what infrastructure is already installed and where.

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The Charge – from Zapmap Insights

Welcome to your latest edition of The Charge, a discursive dive into all things EV charging.

Hot off the press, this short video sees our Head of Insights Jade Edwards and Co-founder Melanie Shufflebotham exploring August’s impressive charging statistics, the second phase of the Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding, and the brand new Gigahub at NEC Birmingham.

An influential Transport Focus survey is now live on the Zapmap app

Graphic - showing a car charging in the foreground near a wind turbine and a cityscape in the background. Text reads "Electric vehicle charging: the user experience"

We’re working with independent watchdog Transport Focus on an influential survey that examines what it’s like to use public charging points for electric vehicles.

As the independent voice of those who use England’s motorways and major A roads, Transport Focus puts the interests of transport users first and aims to get the best deal for road users.

In this instance, Transport Focus is looking to hear about the experiences of EV drivers when charging their vehicle near services on motorways or major A roads.

The survey results will inform the organisation’s work with the government, charge point operators and others to improve the consumer experience of charging an EV.

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Industry news

bp pulse unveils UK’s largest charging hub in Birmingham

An aerial view of the new NEC Birmingham charging hub - 180 parking spaces with charge points

The new hub at the NEC Campus in Birmingham is able to simultaneously charge 180 electric vehicles, thanks to 16 ultra-rapid charge points and 150 fast 7kW charge points.

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We’ve partnered with Europcar in a UK rental first

Multiple phone screens displayed showing Zapmap in the Europcar app

As the first major rental provider to partner with Zapmap, Europcar is embedding the national charge point map into its new EV Guide and enabling customers to find over 45,000 charge points across the UK.

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FairCharge and the RAC launch EV charging charter

EV charging in foreground, three people out of focus in the background

A new charter aimed at improving electric vehicle charging experiences and accelerating adoption of EV ownership has been launched by the RAC and campaign group FairCharge.

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We’re working with GeniePoint to offer discounted charging

GeniePoint charge point being used by a woman plugging charge cable into white EV

This joint two-week promotion celebrates the launch of GeniePoint’s innovative pricing tariff, GenieFlex, on Zap-Pay – and is an exclusive offer for Zap-Pay users when charging on the GeniePoint network.

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Thanks for reading the latest edition of our business newsletter.

If you’re interested in learning more about the topics we cover, we’d love to hear from you. We work with a wide variety of partners in the EV sector and beyond – and are always interested in working with companies where we can add value and help to accelerate the transition to zero-emission mobility.

Find out how you can work with us on our website.