This new feature is available now on Android devices with the iOS version following later in the summer.
Building on the current Zap-Map app which includes UK-wide charge point data, EV drivers can now plan their journeys using a ‘quick plan’ or create a more personalised route. The ‘quick plan’ uses the system defaults to suggest up to three suitable rapid chargers within one mile of their route which are closest to their estimated ‘drive range’ for each journey leg.
Alternatively, EV drivers can create a customised route by adjusting charger search criteria, percentage battery charge assumptions and route filters. Inexperienced EV drivers may wish to have a higher charge buffer when on a longer journey, whilst more seasoned drivers may be comfortable with a low battery charge on arrival.
Equally, EV drivers not wanting to see ‘suggested chargers’ can instead view all available chargers with filters applied on a particular route.