Etrel INCH Duo - Contactless Payment EV Charging Solution
Research predicts more than 50% contactless point-of-sale transactions worldwide by 2025. In the UK, Spain, Germany, France, and many European countries, contactless payment is already the preferred payment method, which already reflects in the EV charging market in form of regulations and user demand. Following Germany, where all public chargers need to provide contactless payment options since 2021, European Commission published an AFIR proposal with similar demands, raising debate about whether EV charging should offer an experience not dissimilar to today’s refuelling with an ICE. Contactless payment allows EV drivers to pay for charging sessions without the need to be registered in an app or have an RFID card of the local service provider. This underlines the aim for a simple user experience in the sector where different technologies converge to serve users of different backgrounds and digitalisation levels emphasizing: The main advantages of contactless payment are that it is simple, fast and hassle-free. It provides both authorization and payment. Nevertheless, everyone has or is familiar with a credit card. It is simple Paying for a charge with contactless payment works just like paying for groceries. The only difference is that EV drivers are not charged immediately, but only after the charging process is complete. Contactless payment is not limited to cards. With NFC technology, EV drivers can easily pay with a mobile wallet or other tap-to-go accessories or credit cards. In addition, contactless payment is a convenient option for all ad-hoc users who may not have an RFID card or use an e-mobility app. It is fast Contactless payments are usually completed within 15 seconds, whereas it takes you twice as long to pay with normal cards. In addition to faster payment processing, the main factor affecting the speed of payment is the elimination of pin codes. Most of the AC charge can be covered with a tap on the reader without having to enter the pin, making contactless payment fast and convenient. It is hassle-free Contactless payment takes the hassle out of paying ad-hoc for charging. There’s no need to dig through the collection of mobile apps or search your pockets for RFID cards. The driver can simply pay with any contactless payment method without incurring any monthly fees.