30 October 2017
Zap-Map, the UK’s leading electric vehicle charging platform, is delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the London EV Company (LEVC), manufacturer of the iconic London black cab, to collaborate on activities related to EV charging services.
The initial focus of the MoU is to coordinate the roles and responsibilities of each party regarding the use of Zap-Map’s electric vehicle (EV) charging services for LEVC’s new fleet of TX eCity advanced electric taxis.
Initially, the companies will work together on a commercial basis with LEVC purchasing Zap-Map digital services for use at point-of-sale in dealerships. In particular, the map will be used to support new TX eCity drivers assess the availability of charging facilities in their region; first in London, and then across other UK cities.
Based on their respective experience within the EV sector, Zap-Map and LEVC will also provide mutual support to smooth the transition of the UK’s LEVC fleet from diesel to electric; the change of the TX’s power-train being part of a wider technology strategy for LEVC to develop range-extended electric commercial vehicles.
Announcing the MoU, Richard Turnbull, Head of EV Infrastructure at London EV Company said: “For commercial vehicle users time is money, so knowing the location of fast or rapid charge points is essential. As such, up to date and reliable charge point maps are vital. This partnership helps LEVC work with drivers to find their nearest charge points and work out how best they can build charging into their day.”
Dr Ben Lane, Co-founder of Zap-Map added: “We are delighted to be supporting LEVC’s rollout of the new TX eCity electric taxi in London and other UK cities. Zap-Map, the UK’s leading EV charging platform, is ideally suited to showing black cab drivers new to EVs the extent of the charging network in their area and, when driving the TX eCity, where they can find their nearest charging point.”