Powerdale and Worldline introduce QR code-pay solution for electric vehicles charging process
A premiere in Belgium, bringing together the expertise of Powerdale, Worldline and Bancontact/Mister Cash
Brussels, November 10th, 2015 - Powerdale is delighted to announce the introduction of a QR Code pay solution, facilitating the payment of the charging process for electric vehicles. This innovative payment method is based on Worldline’s cross-channel payment solution WL Sips and the Bancontact app.
No need of bankcard to access the recharging infrastructures, a smart phone and the Bancontact app are enough to start the process and manage the payment.
Until recently, charging point operators made drivers use their proprietary cards to operate the charger. This time is now over. Powerdale’s communicating charging stations are now equipped with a high-resolution screen allowing to present a QR code to the driver. Once scanned the charging and billing process start.
The new solution offers the following advantages:
secured, easy and direct payment by Worldline (from the QR code creation to the final transaction)
supported by the major bank institutions in collaboration with Worldline
supported by multiple kind of businesses : hotels, restaurant, shops, offices
pricing definition by the owner of the charging station
no subscription required
no additional infrastructure required
“This new process will help infrastructure owners to improve the return on investment of their charging stations. It will also enable them to offer a differentiated service to their customers and employees”, says Olivier Piraux, CEO of Powerdale
“Having our WL Sips cross-channel payment solution integrated in innovative and sustainable solutions is really important to us”, says Virginie Waroquiers General Manager Sales, Marketing & Strategy Worldline Benelux. “It shows how Worldline builds user-friendly solutions that can easily be integrated in products of different kinds of partners.”
To understand the power of this new feature, you may scan this QR code to watch a YouTube demo movie.
Powerdale is an Innovation Partner, active in the field of energy management where they develop hardware and software solutions. Over the years, Powerdale has developed an AC charging station called Nexxtender and a software platform to support the processes in e-mobility. Recently they have started operating this platform on behalf of Engie. Engie New Ventures has a 33% stake in Powerdale. The Engie group has chosen Powerdale as technology partner and service provider for electro- mobility.
Contact Powerdale for more information:
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Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with over 40 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing & Software Licensing. Worldline employs more than 7,300 people worldwide and generated 1.15 billion euros revenues in 2014.
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