Zaptec reveals EV charging with next-gen technology 

One of the first AC EV chargers in the world with full Plug&Charge compatibility and end-to-end implementation has been created by Zaptec. 

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Zaptec’s new capability builds upon its Zaptec Pro model for a seamless charging experience. This latest software prototype demonstrates its ability to be easily adapted to emerging EV charging trends and technologies. 

With many EV manufacturers now adopting Plug&Charge technology, over-the-air updates are being pushed out to existing EV owners.  


This technology allows Zaptec Pro users to plug their cars in, with communication about payment and charge requirements automatically taking place between the charge point and the vehicle. It has been developed in accordance with ISO 15118 – the framework for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communication that dictates the bi-directional charging of electric vehicles.  

Once finalised, this new software package will enable the majority of Zaptec Pro systems to quickly update to Plug&Charge compatibility. The Pro’s design has been hardware-ready for the past two years, with all installations from 2020 until now compatible with the update.  

Guy Haydon, managing director at Zaptec UK, said: “The introduction of Plug&Charge is revolutionising the EV ownership experience – long gone are the hassle and headache of apps and payment information for every new charger you come across.  

“This announcement demonstrates the forward-thinking nature of Zaptec hardware design and the ability to progressively update it with important new features and compatibilities. The best part is that all Zaptec Pro units installed since 2020 are already compatible with Plug&Charge capability.  

“We are looking forward to making it available to our customers across the UK.”