On Tuesday January 15, 2013, both companies launched a debut and demonstration of electric vehicle charging stations activated by Pay-By-Cell. The revolutionary partnership allows Electric vehicle drivers to quickly scan a QR code with their smart phone and pay-by-cell to charge their electric vehicle without having to insert a credit card or call customer support.
“One of the biggest concerns of electric vehicle drivers is where to charge up and how to pay for it in a convenient way,” said Mahi Reddy, CEO/Founder of SemaConnect. “Because of this innovative partnership, electric vehicle drivers can charge their cars without the added concern about having a charging pass or having to use the credit card machine. The ease of paying for electric car charging is a benefit that we are excited to offer our customers and this partnership makes that possible.”
A more open charging experience
Typically, electric vehicle drivers are required to carry a dedicated smart pass to access charging stations made by different manufacturers. This inevitably leads Electric Vehicle drivers with no choice but to carry a deck of smart passes to charge their EV at various charging stations throughout their city. It’s inconvenient and a major complaint from drivers. The situation is very similar to the very early years of credit cards before the magnetic stripe streamlined the entire process. What SemaConnect and ParkNow! have done is eliminate the need for a physical card, a smart pass or a credit card, during a charging session.
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