This technology will make charging EVs even simpler than filling up a tank of fuel.
The Porsche Taycan was the first EV to use this technology.
We all do it: We pull up to a fuel pump, take out our wallets and credit cards, go through the motions and finally fill up our car’s tank. What if it was possible to simply “plug in” and that’s it? Thanks to Electrify Canada Plug&Charge payment technology, it will soon be possible.
Later this year, other EV owners will join Porsche Taycan drivers and gain the ability to drive up to the charging station, plug in, and walk away without having to do anything else. The pre-process involves drivers of Plug&Charge-capable vehicles to register online and add a payment method. Once plugged in, the charger communicates directly with the vehicle to identify, authenticate, authorize and bill the customer’s registered account for the charging session. It’s almost too easy but this is the present and future.
“Besides the obvious environmental reasons to make the switch to an electric vehicle, innovative technologies like Plug&Charge make it even more compelling to drive electric,” said Rob Barrosa, Senior Director of Sales, Business Development & Marketing for Electrify Canada. “With a Plug&Charge account, you simply plug in your EV and the charger handles the financial transaction for an easy and seamless experience, which makes it even more seamless than filling up at the pump.”
Electrify Canada currently has 26 charging stations in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec for a total of 104 individual chargers. By the end of 2021, 32 new charging stations and 128 chargers will go online. Electrify Canada is the first company to offer Plug&Charge technology to multiple automakers.