Charging service provider: “Direct payment systems facilitate charging infrastructure operation”

Charging service provider:

In all euphoria in terms of electromobility, the traffic scientist Professor Arnd Stephan (Tu Dresden) has stealthy. The expectation in society is great. But these will be disappointed at first. The breakthrough is not a question of technology, but the infrastructure. However, this can only achieve its breakthrough if access to the charging infrastructure is simultaneously simplified. This also appeared as part of a top interview on the expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany.

Federal Traffic Minister Scheuer and Federal Minister of Economic Minister Altmaier discussed together with representatives of the energy industry, the municipal companies and the automotive industry, how access to charging infrastructure can be simplified. Among other things, one has agreed that it must be in perspective a uniform, user-friendly payment system for the flow of charging to charging columns. Parkstrom, as nationwide inventory service provider, welcomes this advance.

“From the practice and through the contact with our customers, we know that access to the charging infrastructure for many operators and em-ailists is a hurdle. The use and billing of charging current must be just as simple and barrier-free as refueling and paying to conventional petrol stations. Direct payment systems, such as Z.B. Giro-E, do these conditions already meet today and have long been proven in practice.”- Stefan Pagenkopf-Martin, Managing Director Parkstrom

From the point of view of Parkstrom, the possibility of a direct payment of the charging process on the charging column is the solution to reduce existing barriers when using charging infrastructure. Even since 2018, you have progressed with a good example and offer an appropriate way. Giro-e has been developed by the GLS Bank and enables the activation and payment of a charging process with every contactless giro card of a German banking institution, without contract loyalty. A transparent, KWh-accurate billing is done just a few days later on the bank account – just like any ordinary card payment – with the small, but essential difference that can be recalled and downloaded via a link in the transaction details.

Keep in mind that more than 75 million contactless checking cards are in circulation in Germany, direct payment systems are thus the potentially openest access system for charging infrastructure. A variety of charging providers have already recognized the problem and offering more and more Giro-e-compatible charging stations to or develop new direct payment systems for the market.

“The feedback from our customers is clearly: direct payment systems facilitate the operation of charging infrastructure and simplify access to the charging column enormously. The bank card will be easy for the charging card. By eliminating roaming fees, attractive price advantages for charging infrastructure operators and their customers. We expect the policy that they already strengthens existing, meaningful alternatives such as billing via the contactless check card, with regulatory measures.”- Stefan Pagenkopf-Martin, Managing Director Parkstrom

Loading infrastructure operators are also confronted with steadily rising costs for the backend system. The backend is I. D. R. A cloud-based software that enables the authentication, administration and billing of loading processes as well as the raming interfaces. If these costs move in an economically meaningful frame, the attractiveness of the charging infrastructure is increasing for both operators and users. Also in this area there are developments, also of the park stream.

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6 thoughts on “Charging service provider: “Direct payment systems facilitate charging infrastructure operation””

  1. Credit card stop and finished would be a good step. Plug and Charge of course even better.
    But currently not much less acute and worrying is the development of kWh prices in public charging columns. Apart from those in Germany too high electricity prices. Unfortunately, one always hears only the responsible persons about expanding the infrastructure and easier accessibility. Nobody loses a word about the prices that are now called partly and who make driving more expensive than with gasoline or diesel.

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  2. A new system for loading, which is still worse than Tesla? Where you have to fumble with card or app and then still pay a higher price? This is technically completely unnecessary, as Tesla has been demonstrating for years. I can not believe it.

    I guess, then more people go to Tesla, especially as they will be outstanding good and reasonably priced, worldwide network of fast charging stations, the Tesla supercharger, on top of that.

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  3. The headline of the article actually describes a matter of course after my understanding! Instead, the state has been aware of the development of a harshfreshtress long (too long) that existed to keep certain groups from their own charging system via maximum intransparent billing systems and to disguise the true cost per kWh. In particular, shop networks such as ionity, which earlier, sometimes more than 1 € for the kWh, MMN should not only be boycotted -VIE, they should also be obliged to pay back any cent state funding back!!!

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  4. When I had to refuel, the process at the gas station of my trust was as follows:

    1. Insert the tap gun in tank opening
    2. Select fuel variety
    3. Introduce a mini card
    4. Code typing
    5. Remove map & stow
    6. At “full” tap gun back to column

    Why is not it possible to replace “Zapfpistole” by “charging plugs” and drop two???
    There is getting around, I do not slowly do that anymore!!!

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