RingGo, the UK’s No.1 parking app, is rolling out* its latest app updates that allow iPhone and Android users to search for electric vehicle (EV) charging points within their vicinity.
With the increase of consumer interest in electric vehicles, this new feature allows drivers to view a map of over 5,500 EV charging points across the UK. Drivers will be able to find the closest charging point and, through RingGo’s navigation, be directed to the selected charging destination.
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“This new addition to the RingGo app not only reflects the growth within the business, but also shows our plans to support and push towards a more liveable future,” said Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director.
“Finding charging points within the city can be seen as a hassle, but this new development will reassure both those that currently drive electric cars and those considering buying one, and is a positive step forward for our customer reach. Electric cars play a significant part in the future of transport and are a great way to make cities cleaner and healthier – we are glad RingGo can be a catalyst for this move towards electric mobility.”
The new offering gives users the opportunity to choose the correct type of charging point to suit their vehicle, with options such as;
- 3-Pin CHAdeMo
- Type 1
- Type 2 (Mennekes)
- Type 2 (Combo)
- Type 2 (Tesla)
- Commando (2P+E, 3P+E)
Drivers can also filter the search results based on supplier by selecting their preferred provider.
As BMW/Daimler NOW Group are focusing on integrated mobility services worldwide, RingGo’s new feature aims to promote use of electric vehicles by eliminating the worry drivers may have when it comes to finding sufficient charging points out on the road.
The development is part of the Group’s commitment to providing cleaner, healthier, and more liveable towns and cities, as demonstrated through world leading, award winning services such as RingGo’s Carbon Metered Parking and Emissions Based Parking. The latter is currently operational in Westminster, Camden, Islington and City.
With RingGo’s 15 million UK registered motorists combining with the Group’s 70 million customers worldwide, many more developments are expected in this space, especially as the cashless parking (PARK NOW) and EV charging (CHARGE NOW) offerings are housed within the same BMW/Daimler NOW mobility directorate.
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* The EV charging feature is rolling out across the RingGo iOS base from 31 July. Android users will benefit from the new service early next week.