Zap-Map: EV charging in the UK 4+

No.1 app for UK EV drivers

Next Green Car Ltd.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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

With over 22,000 locations, 37,000 devices and 62,000 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 7.2.5

A smaller release than usual, the key feature of which is the better presentation of payment methods when using Zap-Pay, we’ve also fixed a bug within the search UI which, every now and again took you to the wrong place on the map.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28.3K Ratings

28.3K Ratings

Fhammett ,

Paid version not worth it

I used this app as a way of checking chargers near my destination before setting off. But when I had to do a cross-country trip I decided to invest in the pro paid version so I could use the CarPlay feature, I was soon disappointed to find out it has no navigation or significantly useful features, in fact, I’d say is a safety hazard as the car play integration constantly fails.

I would have loved it if it offered live navigation paired with consumption estimates and live stations status. Instead it was no more useful than an old-style paper map.

I hope it’s improves as non-Tesla owners are still stuck with a disjointed network and at least 3 different apps being used in order to plan our long journeys.

RTPeat ,

Good app but CarPlay integration needs work

I’ve used Zap-Map for a long while, and in general it is my go to app for EV planning. However with a long trip over the holiday period - 950 miles over two days in a relatively short range Ioniq - I took the free trial of the Apple CarPlay integration to use over the trip because currently it was the only option with live statuses for the motorway chargers. Coming towards my first stop I opened the app and was greeted with a loading screen, which then failed to open. After restarting the app when I was stopped at the charger (I took a chance on it being available) it then came up with nearby chargers. Moving on to the next stop, due to traffic I was diverted off the motorway, but although it loaded, it didn’t list any nearby chargers. Once again stopped I was able to restart the app on the phone and it worked.

Unfortunately while the app is still useful stand alone, the CarPlay integration still has issues, and until those are solved is not worth the £50 a year being asked for to get the functionality.

Idiotzoo ,

Must have for EV drivers

I consider zap-map to be the authoritative source of charge point information. Use it, and make sure you check in to contribute data. Always check the comments in a charger for an accurate picture of its status.

There are issues though. Data from some networks, notably BP Chargemaster, is total junk and always reports chargers as available when they’re not. Zap-map trust this data and override user reports. There are lots of charge points that haven’t had a check in for years. Doubtful they still exist but how would you know?

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
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Linked to You

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

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

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Search History
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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