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The vast majority of drivers who buy an electric car will never go back to owning a petrol or diesel model, a new poll shows. Zap-Map research shows that Ninety one percent of car owners are “very satisfied” with their zero-emission vehicles, and only one percent want to go back to fossil fuels.
Improved range and better charging infrastructure have a huge impact on consumers when choosing an electric vehicle over traditional fuel vehicles.
The government has said it intends to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
Ninety percent of drivers are keeping their Electric Vehicles. More than forty eight percent of respondents said their current vehicle was their first electric vehicle, with twenty eight percent buying in 2020.
The average for both categories was ninety one, while the average for petrol and diesel owners was seventy four.
The study also highlighted increased confidence in long-distance travel; the majority of respondents (fifty three percent ) said they drove more than 200 miles in an Electric Vehicle on a single trip.
Ninety percent don’t want to go back to poisonous petrol and diesel. Nearly a quarter of respondents (twenty four percent) said they had driven more than 300 miles on a trip.
If you’re driving in an unfamiliar area, or perhaps a new charge point has been installed that you don’t know how to get to, you can use the Navigation button in Zap-Map to get directions to a charge point quickly and easily. There’s no need to copy the address or even to open another app – you can use Zap-Map’s Navigation button to punch out to a mapping service of your choice.
To navigate to a charger, simply open the charge point in Zap-Map and click into the orange arrow symbol in the corner of the photo. This will bring up whichever mapping apps you have installed on your device, such as Google or Apple Maps. Choose your mapping app and it will show directions from your location to the charge point you’ve selected.
If you find yourself regularly using the same filters on Zap-Map, you might want to save your choices as a unique filter. You can name your filter for easy reference and you won’t need to make the selection each time.
To save your own filter in the app, open Zap-Map and click on the Filter icon. Select whichever filters you prefer – you could choose car parks (Location type) with 24 hours access (Access), for instance – and make sure to click ‘Save’ at the top of your screen. After naming your filter, Zap-Map will in this example only display chargers at car parks that have 24-hour access.
If you’re already familiar with Zap-Map’s route planner, you may not be aware that you can open the List view when planning a route. This view shows you all of your plan details, including the distance, estimated energy usage, driving time, average speed and number of charge stops. From here, you can also click into any of the charge points you’ve added for specific information.
To find the List view in the route planner, open up Routes, select a previous route you’ve created and then click on the list icon at top of your screen.
Checking in to a charge point is useful to other Zap-Map users because it allows them to see whether or not a charging device, or connector, is functioning properly.
You may have noticed that, upon opening a charge point on Zap-Map, an orange ‘Check-in’ button displays at the bottom of your screen. This is where you can report a successful charge or indeed an issue with a device. Here you can also add a comment or a photo, report the bay ICE’d, or edit the information about the charge point for review by Zap-Map’s data team.
2021 saw Zap-Pay, the simple way to pay for Electric Vehicle charging across networks from within the Zap-Map app, gain significant momentum.
As a single-app payment system that uses a credit or debit card to pay for charging, Zap-Pay avoids the hassle of using multiple apps across different networks. That means you can search, plan and pay for charging all from within the Zap-Map app. You’ll also be able to view your charging history, receive live status updates while away from your vehicle, and download receipts.
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