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Eco Maps

Via an easy search function, Eco Maps intelligently creates itineraries which plot the most time and fuel-efficient way between destinations, presenting multiple options if they’re available.

Price: £1.49 from iTunes Store

Zap-Map

A live map of over 3,000 UK charging locations, with the ability to filter them based on the plug type and available speed. Ideal for simplifying EV ownership, and making the most out of a PHEV.

Price: £3.49 Google Play, £4.99 iTunes Store

HERE

HERE’s cloud-based navigation system learns drivers’ habits and monitors regularly-used routes for traffic. It can also offer guidance if walking or public transport are quicker than driving.

Price: Free from Google Play, iTunes Store, Windows Phone Store

Concur

Simplified expenses on the move, with the ability to import credit card data, submit travel requests and send photographs of receipts for claims, with the ability to do so while offline too.

Price: Free from Google Play, iTunes Store, Windows Phone Store

Mileage Log+

Quickly entering odometer readings and start and end points enables this app to track business and personal miles, and output Excel-compatible reports via email or Dropbox.

Price: £7.99 from iTunes Store

Live Traffic Info

A live stream of breaking and unfolding traffic incidents and roadworks, provided via Highways Agency and organised into regional data or just highlighting issues on the route ahead.

Price: Free from Google Play, iTunes Store

GreenRoad Smartphone Edition

Using the phone’s on-board sensors, GreenRoad has developed an app which can offer real-time driver feedback via a simple traffic light system, replacing an installed telematics device.

Price: Free from Google Play, iTunes Store

Google Maps

The essential navigation app, with a vast database of businesses, street-level imagery, turn-by-turn navigation and incredibly accurate real-time traffic data for accurate, efficient planning.

Price: Free from Google Play, iTunes Store, Windows Phone Store

Waze

Social media for people on the move, Waze is a growing network where drivers can send and receive live information about the route ahead, underpinning accurate real-time navigation.

Price: Free from Google Play, iTunes Store, Windows Phone Store

Gas Cubby

As well as tracking and generating reports showing fuel economy and expenditure, Gas Cubby can log maintenance costs across multiple vehicles, with reminders for servicing too.

Price: £1.49 from iTunes Store

SAP CarbonTrack

While it’s designed for demonstration purposes, CarbonTrack calculates an overview of the CO2 and cost implications of your business’s activities, with an indication of how much can be saved.

Price: Free from iTunes Store

Shell Motorist

Containing directions to thousands of its fuel stations across the UK and abroad, Shell’s own app also offers helpful on-road guidance for motorists and live information from its loyalty scheme.

Price: Free from Google Play, iTunes Store

TomTom

All the features of TomTom’s most advanced portable devices, in an app. Over-air updates mean maps are always up-to-date, while IQ Routes and HD Traffic save fuel-wasting delays.

Price: From £29.99 from Google Play, iTunes Store

ParkRight

Using live data from 3,000 infra-red sensors in parking spaces across London’s West End, ParkRight can locate a vacant slot and send the location to many other navigation apps.

Price: Free from Google Play, iTunes Store, Windows Phone Store

Parkopedia

Reduce aimless hunting with this user-updated database, with 38 million parking spaces in 52 countries and the option to filter results based on the price, payment options and opening hours.

Price: Free from iTunes Store

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.