21 Jan '13, 9pm

SemaConnect Charging Stations Add Convenient QR Code Pay-by-Cell System

SemaConnect Charging Stations Add Convenient QR Code Pay-by-Cell System

Plug-in vehicle charging is now even more convenient with the launch of SemaConnect's mobile payment system, which will soon be available on all of SemaConnect's public charging stations in the US. The mobile payment system simply allows plug-in vehicle owners to pay for charging by scanning a QR code with their smartphones. This eliminates the need to swipe a credit card or to call customer support to submit payment information over the phone. Though this is not a breakthrough (other charging stations do allow mobile phone payments), it's certainly an added convenience for those that frequent SemaConnect stations. This mobile payment service is provided by ParkNOW. "One of the biggest concerns of EV drivers is where to charge up and how to pay for it in a convenient way," says Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect. "Because of this innovative partnership, electric vehicle driver...

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