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Things you might not know about the Zap Map app

You are probably already familiarized with Zap Map if this is your first time reading it – whether you use the iOS and Android apps or the web map. With any luck, Zap Map will also help you to realize that Zap Map’s mission it is to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption and promote zero-carbon mobility. Zap Map is a service that assists EV drivers to find charge points and plan electric journeys.

Zap Map’s core is the user community. We are always looking for feedback to improve our product. We are sometimes surprised by requests for functionality that is already in the app. This is why we have decided to create a guide for some of the lesser-known features in the app over a few months. We also included some short videos to help clarify.

Five things that you might not have known about Zap Map

1. The Symbols Key is your friend

If you’re new or confused about EVs, the Symbols Key in your Zap Map App will guide you to connector types, map marker, connector and user statuses.

You can find it by going to Settings in the app, scrolling down to Support. From there, you can click on the Symbols Key. This is a very helpful key, especially if this is your first time in the world EVs. However, you will quickly learn how to use it and eventually, you won’t even need it.

2. Remember to view the list

List view is a feature that not everyone uses, even though it is part the main toolbar of the app. The list will display the nearest charge points, sorted by proximity. You should check whether you have any filters enabled.

You can view the User rating for the location as well as the type, number, and status of the connectors. You can bookmark the charger so that you can find it quickly later. Or hit the orange button to go to the mapping site of your choice.

3. Filtering can be done by using contactless payment

Did you know you can find charge point locations that accept contactless payment via debit/credit card? This means you don’t need to have any memberships or download any apps.

Open the Filters app and choose ‘Payment. Select ‘Contactless debit card or credit card’ then click ‘Apply. Zap Map will only display chargers that take contactless payment.

4. You could connect your home charger to Zap-Home

Zap-Home allows you to connect your home charger to the network. You will be able to offer more charging options to other EV drivers and also make some extra money by selling your charger. You can share it for free or pay with PayPal.

Although your charge point will appear on Zap Map for all users, registered Zap Map users will only be able see your address and contact information.

To add your home charge point to the ZapHome network, open ‘Settings” in your Zap Map app. Scroll down to ‘Add Charge Point’. Click on “Add a Zp-Home point” to go there. Fill in the provided form by pressing ‘Add details. Register with Zap Map to complete this step.

5. Register for the newsletter

You can subscribe to the Zap Map newsletter for a fortnightly digest on all things EV charging. It is packed with news and analysis, milestones, analyses, tools, guides, and tools. This is a great way for you to stay up-to-date on the world of electric car charging.

To sign up or change your contact settings, click on ‘Contact settings’.

You will be able to choose which information you wish to receive from Zap Map. You will also have the option to select your preferred contact method. You should press “Update”.