A Bo’ness-based company has rolled out what it claims is a revolutionary app to help drivers locate electric vehicle charge points. The launch of the Android and iOS app, dubbed WattsUp, by Sanctus Media was made possible thanks to a five-figure funding boost from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund. Sanctus Media – described as a non-profit company primarily serving the voluntary, faith and third sectors – is one of over 30 projects to have benefited from the £20 million fund so far. The WattsUp app, which has now been launched on the Google Play Store, promises UK-wide coverage and locates electric vehicle rapid charging points with real time information and live updates. It has been designed to help motorists navigate the UK’s rapidly expanding network of electric vehicle charge points, making vehicles more accessible and reducing so-called range anxiety. The app will find itself up against a number of competitors.
Scotsman 21st Aug 2019 read more »
A Scots technology firm hopes to tackle the ‘range anxiety’ that deters many people from switching to electric cars with backing from ScottishPower. Sanctus Media has launched an Android app that will allow drivers to locate the nearest available high-speed charging point. The WattsUp app is expected to encourage more people to switch to electric cars, by helping tackle fears they may have about batteries running flat miles from a charging point. Mike Gill of Sanctus decided to develop the app after making the switch himself.
Herald 22nd Aug 2019 read more »