Charging stations with on-board EFTPOS/ Tap and Go payment systems compatible with credit/debit cards and NFC enabled phones are the most convenient and efficient method of paying for charging sessions. EFTPOS/ Tap and go payment is the most widely used and ubiquitous payment system in Australia.
Electric car drivers are thoroughly familiar with Tap and Go payment. The driver starts the charging process by presenting the card or NFC enabled phone to the card reader for identification and payment authorisation. The payment system calculates the total kWh used at the end of the charging session and debits the card used by the driver to start the charging session.
Charging session fees are transferred directly to the merchant account of the charging station provider by a payment processor such as ADVAM. No transaction fees are levied by the charging station network manager. The charging station network manager is not involved in payment processing.
The onboard EFTPOS terminal for Contactless/ Tap and Go payment improves the experience of Electric Vehicle drivers by avoiding the requirement of downloading multiple mobile applications provided by the third-party billing/payment solution provider. Paying for an EV charging session becomes as easy as buying a drink from the vending machine, Just Tap and Pay!