With public EV charging becoming increasing accessible it brings with it an abundance of apps and websites in order to capture payments from EV drivers. Before you know it you could have 15 apps relating to 15 different Chargepoint brands and it all becomes a bit overwhelming.
Hydra EVC is proud to partner with industry-leading service providers to offer simple, streamlined payment process, so all your EV customers have to worry about is how to occupy themselves while they get a quick charge in.
We support two standard payment methods on our chargepoints: ‘Scan & Pay’ will prompt the EV driver to scan a QR code which takes them to a virtual payment terminal on their smartphone, allowing them to make payment with any credit or debit card online. This solution is perfectly functional and does not force the user to download an app and register an account just to pay, however if the EV driver does not own a smart phone, has no signal or the phone battery is low it could leave them without a method to pay.
TAP AND CHARGE…
The second option is our intelligently designed PENSIO Contactless Payment Solution. Hydra chargepoints can benefit from contactless direct payment using a debit card, credit card or a virtual wallet payment method such as Apple Pay or Google Pay.
This turn-key solution will allow EV users the freedom to use either physical (card) or virtual (phone) payment, increasing your visitor base, which in turn offers more consistent revenue from your public charge points.
Maximise revenue from your chargepoints by allowing EV drivers to find and use them: Hydra chargepoints can be switched from private to public at the flick of a switch.
If your chargers are not in use outside of business hours or you simply want to charge your visitors for charging at your sites, all of this can be managed through the Hydra NEXUS online platform.
While we offer full integration of our Pensio solution within the EV charger, which reduces installation times and infrastructure requirements, our contactless payment terminals can also be mounted in a separate housing that contains all of the relevant communications, network and power components to work seamlessly with the charge point.
This housing can be installed adjacent to or in the vicinity of the chargepoint, either as a wall-mounted unit or on a pedestal or post.
The remote housing solution offers two main benefits:
- One payment terminal can be configured to manage multiple chargepoints, cutting down costs
- The payment terminal can be retro-fitted to work alongside almost all existing EV chargepoints, not just Hydra EVC units, and can be integrated within any existing network and back office management platform.