FOR:EV and Zapmap launch payment partnership in Scotland

Scotland’s only private electric car charging network, FOR:EV, has become the latest provider to join the cross-network Zap-Pay service.

FOR:EV currently operates around 120 charging devices around the country, mostly at retail parks and supermarkets and has plans for a major roll-out of rapid charging devices across Scotland.

In November, the company announced it had begun the rollout of rapid charging provision at branches of Starbucks from Perthshire to the Borders, while more recent announcements will see the operator opening new charging locations across Scotland at Sainsbury’s, Tesco and other retail outlets such as Toolstation.

Joining the cross-platform Zap-Pay system means that drivers can pay for charging at the network’s devices via the Zapmap app, alongside more than a dozen other providers.

Other operators already signed up to the Zap-Pay system include Osprey, ESB Energy,, GeniePoint, Mer, MFG EV Power, Fastned, Alfa Power, Connected Kerb, evyve, Charge My Street and Applegreen Electric.

Matt Lloyd, head of CPO networks at Zapmap, said: “I’m thrilled to see FOR:EV coming online as a fully fledged payment partner, and I know many electric car drivers across Scotland will be too.

“With high-power charge points conveniently situated at supermarkets and various other retail and leisure locations, FOR:EV is a valuable addition to our payment network – not to mention a truly user-friendly operator for electric car drivers in Scotland.

Denis Lyden, commercial manager at FOR:EV, added: “Adding our network to Zapmap and integrating with Zap-Pay is a really significant step forward for both the team here at FOR:EV and for electric car drivers across Scotland.

“Zapmap is an important partner for us, helping drivers to find our chargers as well as plan their routes around FOR:EV locations. This integration really pulls together all the parts and enables us to put our best foot forward by offering a fantastic customer experience for drivers, and a great e-mobility service to the public.”

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.