Greentech Lead America: OpConnect, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging
station technology, has rolled out a smartphone payment
technology for OpConnect network EV charging stations.
EV drivers can use the OpConnect iPhone app, or other
smartphone scanners to access free stations or to pay for a charging session at
stations that require payment.
Mobile payments are just one of many payment options
available to OpConnect network members and non-members. OpConnect stations can
be accessed in a variety of ways including using an email address, a credit
card, an OpConnect Network card, the Wright Express Fleet card, and now, a
“OpConnect has always allowed any EV driver access
to our stations without the need to pre-register or call a phone number,”
said Dexter Turner, OpConnect CEO. “Now we’re making it even easier for
drivers to use OpConnect network stations with their smartphones.”
“Our strength is our software and systems integration
capability, including mobile technologies. This is another example of how
we’re listening to the market and continually innovating to give EV drivers
what they want,” Turner added.
The mobile payment option and other Wireless Valet
features such as OpConnect’s social media integration are available on all
OpConnect network stations.