Motor Fuels Group, the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK, has signed up for the Zap-Pay system.
Motor Fuels Group (MFG), operator of the largest chain of independent fuel station forecourts in the UK, has joined the Zap-Pay system.
It means users of Zap-Pay, part of the Zap-Map EV mapping service, will gain simple access to MFG’s expanding charging network.
MFG currently has 40 rapid and ultra-rapid charging devices across the country. However, a huge £400 million investment plan will see this expand to 3,000 ultra-rapid 150kW and 350kW EV charging devices.
The announcement means that MFG becomes the fifth charging network to sign an agreement with Zap-Pay.
Launched in 2020, Zap-Pay aims to include multiple EV charging networks into one simple platform. Incorporated into the Zap-Map smartphone app, the system allows for users to find and pay for EV charging directly from their phone.
This is instead of EV drivers having to use multiple apps, dependent on the network they need to charge from.
Zap-Pay and MFG are currently undertaking work to integrate the two systems together.
This should be completed by the end of September 2020, which will then allow Zap-Pay users access to the MFG network.
Earlier this year, Zap-Pay announced that the ESB Energy, Char.gy, and GeniePoint networks had joined the payment system.
Ed Chadwick, Director, EV & Strategic Projects at MFG, commented: “Our integration with Zap-Pay is an exciting step towards providing greater choice, simplicity and convenience for drivers using our expanding network of EV charging hubs.”
He added: “Anything we can do to reduce range anxiety and make the use of EV chargers a simple and easy to use process, must be applauded.”