800 residential electric vehicle (EV) charge points will be made available to the public in a bid to help with the growing demand for public chargers.
An estimated 400,000 additional EV charge points will be needed in order to meet the growing demand, and with around 40% of UK households not having access to off-street parking, new solutions for local charging are important.
In a bid to find these solutions, JustPark has partnered with Zap-Map to make residential charge points available for public use.
From June 2021, over 800 EV charge points located on private land – driveways, garages and small business forecourts will be made available to all EV drivers.
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.
Currently, Zap-Map has over 1,200 Zap-Home points available and the addition of the JustPark charges will take this number to over 2,000.
Anthony Eskinazi, founder and CEO of JustPark, said: ‘It’s understandable that EV ownership today is heavily weighted towards people lucky enough to have their own driveway to charge on.
‘We need charging solutions that allow all EV drivers to easily and reliably recharge their car, and not force them to only rely on city centre chargers. By hosting our community of charge point owners on Zap-Map, we are ensuring that as many people as possible have access to reliable, affordable EV charging.’
Ben Lane, co-founder and CTO of Zap-Map added: ‘The public charging network is expanding rapidly, but there is a real need for community charging closer to home. This new partnership with JustPark means EV drivers can more easily share their home chargers, giving Zap-Map users even more choice in finding a suitable charger when visiting new places away from home, or in their own backyard.”
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