Greentech Lead America: GE Energy has signed an agreement
with PayPal to launch the ecomagination-approved WattStation and WattStation
Connect, an electric vehicle (EV) charging platform solution.
The agreement enables drivers to pay for charging fees
through the WattStation Connect mobile app and PayPal. The app is now available
at the Apple iTunes Store. Users can locate the nearest WattStation EV charger;
check the status of the charger; get pricing details and pay with PayPal.
EV drivers can use the app to scan the quick response
(QR) code that will identify the WattStation and the pricing structure. Drivers
pay for the charge via PayPal. EV drivers can also locate the nearest
WattStation charging station on gewattstation.com.
“Our full line of EV charging solutions is designed
with the end user top of mind. This collaborative agreement with PayPal enables
us to offer EV drivers a convenient way to charge their vehicles, which is
essential to nurturing the mass adoption of EVs in the future,” said
Michael Mahan, product general manager, EV infrastructure for GE Energy’s
Industrial Solutions business.
“Simplicity and convenience are key to mass adoption of
any new technology, something we know well at PayPal. Together with GE Energy’s
Industrial Solutions business, we’ve made recharging your electric vehicle
easier than filling a gas tank. We are pleased to be a part of this important
initiative,” said Scott Dunlap, vice president of emerging opportunities at