European car rental company Drivalia has partnered with Zapmap to help its electric vehicle customers find the best charge points.
Drivalia, which began operations in Italy and now offers car rental services at more than 20 prime locations across the UK, is implementing a number of measures to assist drivers in the shift to electric mobility.
As part of this drive, the company is investing significantly in its online presence with a selection of tools and advice for motorists renting an electric vehicle. A major element of this push from Drivalia is embedding Zapmap’s national charge point map into its online electric guide.
Alex Hughes, Managing Director at Drivalia UK, said: “We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Zapmap as we continue our journey towards a more sustainable future. Together, we empower our customers to explore the world, one electric mile at a time.
“The primary obstacles for motorists considering electric vehicles have revolved around concerns regarding infrastructure and range anxiety. At Drivalia, we firmly believe that these concerns need not hold anyone back.
“In our pursuit to alleviate this anxiety, we have joined forces with Zapmap to seamlessly integrate their national charging map into our website. The strategic partnership represents a substantial investment that will effectively enhance the experience for anyone renting an Electric vehicle, be they a first time EV driver or regular customer.”
Alex Earl, Commercial Director at Zapmap, said: “Our mission at Zapmap is to make EV charging simple, wherever you go. For me, that’s exactly why our new partnership with Drivalia feels like such a natural fit.
“There’s a lot of common ground here, with both companies wanting to encourage greater uptake of electric vehicles both in the UK and further afield, and together Zapmap and Drivalia can make a real impact on enhancing the EV rental experience.
“By introducing Zapmap’s comprehensive charge point map, Drivalia will be boosting the confidence of people looking to try EV for the first time, by giving them a clear picture of the public charging infrastructure they can use. And with more than 700,000 electric vehicle drivers already using Zapmap, we very much look forward to welcoming Drivalia customers into our thriving EV community.”