UK’s No.1 EV mapping service - locate charge points, plan your journey and share updates with other EV drivers.

With over 14,000 locations, 24,000 devices and 40,000 connectors mapped, Zap-Map shows charge points from both the major networks and smaller providers across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Displaying live status data from many networks, an active user base and many features including a comprehensive filters, route planner, payment facility and CarPlay support Zap-Map is the go to app for EV drivers in the UK.


Zap-Map Plus - more smart search filters, additional save options, ability to view new chargers and what3words. Plus no adverts.

Zap-Map Premium - everything from Plus with unlimited saving of filters, route plans and EVs plus in-car support with Apple CarPlay.


> SEARCH for charge points

Comprehensive database of charge points with c.95% of all publicly available charge points, with around 70% showing live availability updates every 5 minutes.

> FILTER suitable charge points
Standard filters enables users to filter by any combination of connectors, speed, network, location type, payment and access.
Enhanced filters allows users to filter by user detailed location type, user rating, multi-charger locations, new chargers (Plus and Premium only)
EV Model filters allows users to filter by saved vehicle model and option to save user filters.
Bookmark facility allows users to save and view their favourite locations on the map or list on any device.

> VIEW charge point info
Information on charge points including location, connector details, speed, pricing, access, amenities, network and contact details
Gallery showing pictures provided by other EV drivers
Apple CarPlay compatible, so you can access Zap-Map whilst on the move (Premium only)

> PLAN longer electric journeys:
Smart route planner allows users to identify suitable stops on your electric journey
Settings allow for a Autoroute or the ability to see all chargers on route
Route plans can be saved, retrieved and edited
Route plans are also viewable on Apple CarPlay (Premium only)

> SHARE updates with EV drivers:
Check-in feature allows users to add successful charge, report issues, add photos/comments and "last mile" info for the benefit of the EV community.
Community "Cafe" area where users can ask questions or chat with other Zap-Map users.

> PAY for EV charging
Zap-Pay is a simple way to pay for EV charging from within the Zap-Map app
Available on participating networks, with more networks being integrated during 2021

> Other features
Zap-Home/work allows users to add a charger to Zap-Map to enable community charging for free or a small charge.
Add new public charge points through the wizard, points will be reviewed by the Zap-Map data team and then added to Zap-Map.
Settings allows users to edit avatar, display name, EV model and contact preferences plus review subscriptions and Zap-Pay
Offline mode with map view and summary charge point info available

Launched in June 2014, with a mission to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles (EV) and help the drive towards zero carbon mobility, Zap-Map is the UK’s leading EV mapping service. The charging point map, available on desktop and mobile apps, helps EV drivers to search for available charge points, plan longer journeys, share updates and pay for charging on participating networks.


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What’s New

Version 7.0.3

Fixed ads showing sometimes for subscribed users

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14.6K Ratings

14.6K Ratings

Shtiffirg ,


Got this app as part of a feasibility study into the viability of electric vehicles. The one thing that shocked me is the huge amount of charging point failures and the high number of problems reported, even though many charging points are new, and the high number of damaged connectors. Concluded that, apart from the ridiculous cost of an EV, the support network is woefully inadequate, badly built and unbelievably unreliable, and that EV development has an awful long way to go before it can become mainstream.

Developer Response ,

Hello Shtiffirg, Thanks for your feedback. We do try to reflect the status of all of the locations in our database as accurately as possible, but we can't always guarantee that data is reported correctly. We try and reflect this by indicating locations have 'Issues reported' rather than being in-operable, so this may go some way to explaining the seemingly high numbers of issues. Combine this with the fact that there is a wide variation in reliability between networks and it may appear that problems appear more common than they are. Our aim is to enable users to make the best decisions about their charging choices, based upon the available infrastructure. Sadly, we can't influence the cost of EVs (we would if we could) but given the recent and ongoing growth in the market, it's inevitable that they will become more affordable. We are looking to the future when everyone will have one with enthusiasm! Best regards, Mark Chitty (Product Manager)

Mikegledholt ,

Very poor Vs PlugShare

I, like many people do the chargers research on the iPad app. I have just discovered that the iPad app is different to the iPhone app!! I was looking for information at the Fox Valley retail park. They have 6 instavolt CCS & 6 Chademo chargers. They show on PlugShare & on the iPhone app but not on the Zap-Map iPad app! Why? Is it assumed that people will more than likely have their phone rather than the iPad when out & about? This is probably true but as I say, many of us plan from home before we make our trip. Very poor from what is generally a great service.

Time & again I return to this app from PlugShare & am always disappointed. Lots of missing locations & poor information compared to PlugShare. I’m not sure really, why so many people promote it.

Developer Response ,

Hello Mike, I am sorry to hear that you've not had a good experience. Our data team work very hard to ensure that the map data is as up to date as possible. One point it might be worth checking is that you are zoomed into the map enough, some locations may not appear immediately is the zoom level is quite 'high'. This is because we 'thin' the number of points shown on the map in order to make sure it's not too slow to use. Zooming in will reveal more points. If there are specific points you are looking for a quick search should take you to them. Best regards, Mark Chitty (Product Manager)

7602 9952 96 ,

Great app but pricing let down

It is very good if not the best at present for EV apps and would be 5 star but the new paid for elements let it down.
I would happily pay for the extra features and glad to hear from the devs there is more on the way to add value to the subscriptions, but this seems back to front. Asking people to pay for content that doesn’t exist yet and depending on what it is, may not even be worth the cost to those that have already paid seems an odd business plan. Surely it would be better to start at lower price points and add on as content is released? Seems they could of won over a lot more people if they had just started a little lower on the prices judging by the reviews.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the complements, certainly our aim is to be the best EV charging app in the UK and Ireland! And thank you for the feedback regarding subscriptions. I understand your point, and there are pros and cons to each approach. We have had a fantastic take up on subscriptions and hope to bring many more of our users on board over the next year. I hope we can persuade you to subscribe in the future! Best regards, Mark Chitty (Product Manager)

App Privacy

The developer, Next Green Car Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
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  • Usage Data
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Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
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  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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