Shanghai-based personal mobility provider Aiways is further enhancing the usability of its pure electric U5 SUV by partnering with Europe’s electric vehicles charge planning apps PUMP. This marks Aiways first strategic partnership in terms of car data and will strengthen the advanced technological appeal of its cutting-edge products. Aiways customers will be able to access from 22nd June 2022 the PUMP app via their vehicle and smartphone to pre-plan journeys and review detailed information about charge points along their route including availability, exact location, provider details, daily usage patterns, and charging speed.Integration of the PUMP app into Aiways vehicles holds advantages over other in-built OEM solutions. PUMP has been designed specifically to support electric vehicles, and ensures motorists constantly have access to the most up-to-date online maps and charging stations. The PUMP app remains in sync with the Aiways at all times, showing only compatible chargers and charging details that are based on the car’s battery level and charging capabilities. Motorists will also be able to receive charge station status updates on their smart device, a feature which is not currently available with other OEM solutions.PUMP is a relative newcomer to the charge planning market and is fast building a community of followers by delivering an app that is both intuitive and data rich. It’s lightning-fast trip planning and instant updates create a seamless EV experience and uniquely, the vehicle-to-app connection happens online, removing the need for vehicle hardware or adapters.The standard version of PUMP is free and allows users to program a trip on their smart device and then upload the charge point data to their personal trip planning. With a monthly or annual subscription, users can access PUMP Pro, which acts as a full navigation system that includes the state of charge, calculates trips, and recommends charging points en route. PUMP Pro also allows users to add additional waypoints, return trips, preferred charging operators, custom battery levels and join a virtual ‘queue’, enabling motorists to schedule charging stops with minimal waiting time on arrival.As part of the new agreement, three months of PUMP Pro will be provided free of charge to every new and existing Aiways U5 SUV customer. After the trial period, customers will be able to take advantage of the latest version of the software at PUMP’s affordable monthly cost of EUR 4.99 per month.