Operators of EV charging stations need payment processes that can fulfil card payment requirements and enable seamless integration into their apps. Computop, the international payment service provider (PSP), has today introduced Pay to Drive, an integrated solution for charging stations and ‘Pay@Pump’.
MOBILITY NEEDS FLEXIBLE PAYMENT
Thanks to the connection to the Computop Paygate platform, the payment options in Pay to Drive can be configured entirely according to the operator’s needs. Apple Pay with girocard, Google Pay or the new Click to Pay credit card option are available on the smartphone. In addition, the typical payment methods from online retail can be accommodated as well as popular local payment methods such as Swish in Sweden, Twint in Switzerland or Blik in Poland. The modern IM30 vending machine terminal accepts payment methods such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit card or local debits.
Companies in very different areas of the automotive and transport sector use payment solutions from Computop. These include DeLijn / Belgium and BONNsmart in public transport, TollCollect for HGV tolls, Mercedes Pay for in-car payments and Compleo for EV charging. Computop offers customised in-app payments through to the hosted payment page, a standardised payment platform, and a choice of over 50 acquirer connections. In Germany, Computop supports girocard online payment (for example at Christ.de and Mediamarkt) for charging station operators that need a fast and efficient connection in this strong growth market. The use of tokenisation makes card payments particularly secure, with the expiry date of credit cards being updated automatically. A cash back function also makes it possible to pay out cash, for example at petrol station checkouts.
Ralf Gladis, CEO Computop, emphasises: “Electromobility is growing rapidly internationally. That’s why we believe we are perfectly positioned for e-charging providers with our numerous local payment methods and strong services in the background. Our new partnership with nexi, which has already acquired major customers in this area, further strengthens our offering. With Computop Pay to Drive, we have another flexible industry solution in our portfolio.”
Computop will demonstrate the new solution at the forthcoming UNITI conference in Hamburg, Germany.