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Community Charging for the Masses

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Parking platform, JustPark, is to make more than 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points available on the Zap-Map platform from June 2021.

This new partnership between JustPark and Zap-Map will add a significant number of new residential points to the map. Currently Zap-Map has over 1200 Zap-Home points available and the addition of the JustPark chargers will take the number to over 2000. 

Visible to more than 150,000 monthly Zap-Map users, EV drivers will be able to search for JustPark chargers close to them, then pre-book and pay via the Zap-Map app to ensure they have a guaranteed space and charger.

Electric Popularity

This month saw the highest ever monthly sales of EVs and there are now close to 500,000 EVs on the road, accounting for 13.8% of all new car sales in the UK. As more drivers go electric and with around 40% of UK households not having access to off street parking, new solutions for local charging are important.

In addition to the planned expansion of the standard public charging network, community charging, the sharing of charge points available on private land, will be increasingly vital. This is why JustPark and Zap-Map are calling upon EV owners to turn their private home chargers into publicly available units for the local community.

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