Operators of charging stations for electric vehicles need payment processes that can both meet the requirements for card payments and enable smooth integration into their apps. No less than in online retail, genuine omnichannel payment also plays a decisive role at the charging station. Computop, Germany’s leading PSP in e-commerce, presents Pay to Drive, an integrated solution for charging stations and “Pay @ Pump”.
Thanks to the connection to the Computop Paygate payment platform, the payment options 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, but also 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 girocard.
Companies from very different areas of the mobility sector use payment solutions from Computop. With DeLijn / Belgium and BONNsmart in public transport, TollCollect for truck tolls, Mercedes Pay for in-car payments and Compleo for EV charging, many innovative companies rely on the Computop Paygate payment platform. Customized in-app payments through to the finished payment page, a uniform payment platform, a choice of over 50 acquirer connections and our own girocard network operation with girocard online payment (for example at Christ.de and Mediamarkt) are services that charging station operators need for a fast and efficient connection in this strong growth market. The use of tokenization makes card payments particularly secure, with the expiration 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, emphasizes: “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.”