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Electric vehicle charging network Mer is now available on Zap-Pay.


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Mer is the latest electric vehicle charging network to be make available on Zap-Pay, allowing drivers to pay for Electric Vehicle charging through Zap-Map.

Mer and Zap-Map previously signed an agreement to add Mer to Zap-Pay’s partner network.

As of last week, Zap-Map had begun rolling out Zap-Pay in locations like public car parks and retail stores through Mer’s network of fast and fast-charging devices, and Zap-Map’s payment service has offered more than 120 charging points.

The remaining Mer chargers will continue to have Zap-Pay enabled over the next few days and weeks.

Alex Earl, commercial director at Zap-Map, said: “As a nationwide charging provider with charge points at convenient locations such as car parks, Mer is a valuable addition to the Zap-Pay partner network who will make paying for destination charging that bit easier for Zap-Map users.

“What’s more, thanks to our users, we know that Electric Vehicle drivers want simple solutions to what is currently a complex puzzle. So now more than ever, as electric vehicles approach the mainstream, we need to make sure paying for charging is as simple as possible.

“With this in mind, I’m delighted to say that usage of Zap-Pay has continued to increase significantly, and I look forward to seeing this trend accelerate with Mer now available on Zap-Pay.”

The Mer Network – the fifth to become available with a cross-network payment service – joins available Zap Pay partners Osprey, ESB Energy, and GeniePoint.

The completed integration means that in total nearly 3,000 chargers in the UK have Zap-Pay enabled.

Zap Map users can now charge their EVs on all five networks in the UK, and can search for charging points, plan longer trips and share updates with other Electric Vehicle drivers.

Further integrations and announcements around Zap-Pay will follow in the coming weeks and months.

Mer is a supplier of electric vehicle charging stations to Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy producer. In England, the company operates a network of around 600 public fast-charging stations, stretching from Cumbria to Dorset.

Mer’s public charging stations are powered by 100% traceable renewable energy, no matter where it is powered, and the company’s goal is to make sustainable electric vehicles easily accessible to everyone.

The charging provider recently strengthened its UK presence with the acquisition of Elmtronics (now Mer), which supplies and installs Electric Vehicle charging stations for workplaces and fleets. It said the acquisition enables the company to help the commercial sector transition to electrification.

Alex Hinchcliffe, managing director at Mer UK – public charging, said: “Interoperability is absolutely fundamental to facilitate the uptake of electric vehicles.

“Integration with Zap-Pay further simplifies the public electric vehicle charging journey, allowing users to plan, navigate, charge and pay in one place. This is core to Mer’s customer centric approach.”

Zap-Pay is a single-app payment system for charging using a credit or debit card, designed to cover all major UK charging networks.

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