ASCHHEIM, Germany, August 21, 2018
Wirecard facilitates fast and uncomplicated payments directly at nearly 6,000 Wirelane charging stations throughout the whole of Europe
Wirecard, the international leader of innovation in the field of digital financial technology, is launching a rapid, barrier-free, easy-to-use payment solution together with the Munich-based specialists for e-mobility and charging infrastructure, Wirelane, which is to be rolled out at nearly 6,000 charging stations across Europe on a gradual basis.
Wirelane is a provider of software and hardware for charging electric vehicles. In addition to the management and administration of charging stations, the company has developed a new high-tech charging station for both the private and public sector. This will further accelerate the charging process and make it far simpler than conventional charging pillars. The Wirelane App enables the access to 60,000 charging points across Europe. Nearly 6,000 charging points have already been fitted with Wirecard software for all downstream settlement processes. A module developed by Wirecard will in future facilitate contactless payments without any protracted registrations processes. End customers can use NFC-enabled credit cards or smartphone wallets such as Google Pay or Apple Pay to initiate the charging process with just a simple ‘tap’ on the station.
Constantin Schwaab, CEO of Wirelane: “Together with Wirecard we are digitizing the charging process of electric vehicles, and this also includes the payment at charging stations. Our back office already enables business partners across Europe to manage their own infrastructure. End users should now also benefit from the use of charging options. Accordingly, we are pleased to have found an excellent partner with Wirecard to allow our customers the simplest possible payment. We are excited to have found an exceptional partner in Wirecard, in order to together offer our customers the simplest possible payment experience.”
Axel Puwein, Director of Products & Innovation at Wirecard CEE, adds: “Up until now, owners of electric cars have often had to deal with lengthy registration processes and had to have internet access. Wirecard is now ensuring that they can make us of a barrier-free, uncomplicated payment process directly at the charging station. The issue of e-mobility has become a future-orientated topic for the automotive industry as a whole, and we are excited to implement a fully digitized process for charging electric vehicles together with Wirelane.”
Interested parties can experience the innovative charging and payment solution in person at the’Krone E-Mobility Play Days’ event at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria on 29 and 30 September 2018. Wirecard and Wirelane will be showcasing how the system works in practice at the event.
Wirecard (GER: WDI) is one of the world’s fastest growing digital platforms in the area of financial commerce. We provide both corporate clients and consumers with a constantly expanding ecosystem of real-time value-added services built around innovative digital payments by using an integrated B2B2C approach. This ecosystem concentrates on solutions in the areas payment and risk, retail and transaction banking, loyalty and coupon programs in addition to data analytics and conversion rate enhancement across all sales channels (online, mobile, ePOS). Wirecard operates regulated financial institutions in several key markets, in addition to holding issuing and acquiring licenses from all major payment and card networks. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060). Visit us on www.wirecard.com , follow us on Twitter @wirecard and on Facebook @wirecardgroup.
‘Powering the future of mobility.’
Wirelane is a full service provider in the field of electric mobility. The company is currently active in 5 countries (D, F, S, NL, CH) and has experience with large industrial customers (VW, Vattenfall, Bouygues and others). In addition to our software solutions, we also offer specially developed charging stations that set standards through the use of advanced technology such as radar sensors and tap payment. The company works with customers from all industry sectors to develop solutions for tomorrow’s mobility needs. Wirelane is one of Europe’s leading specialist providers of hardware, software and app solutions. Follow us on the way to a clean future. Visit us at www.wirelane.com , follow us on Facebook @Wirelane GmbH.
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