Gilbarco Veeder-Root Enables Indoor and Outdoor Payment Options for EV Charging
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gilbarco Veeder-Root recently announced the availability of both in-store and at-charger payment options for the Veefil RT-50kW EV Chargers manufactured by Tritium. These payment methods are continuing Gilbarco’s commitment to making EV Charging broadly accessible to all parts of the convenience market.
In-store payment is achieved through the web-based C-Store Charger Controller (C3) application, which has a tablet-based interface that allows c-store operators to control chargers on site in a unique way. Unlike charging solutions that require a membership, the C3 application works alongside the point-of-sale (POS) terminal to allow any consumer to charge their vehicle. It is agnostic of the POS allowing all retailers to accept indoor payment for EV charging. C3 enabled indoor payment has the added advantage of driving in-store sales by bringing EV charger customers into the store, increasing c-store revenue.
The outdoor payment is accomplished through the integration of a credit card reader that allows EV customers to pay at the charger using their debit or credit cards or through contactless methods such as Google Pay and Apple Pay. These credit card readers provide EV consumers with a familiar payment experience, allowing C-Stores to reach the broadest base of customers possible. Like C3, the credit card reader allows all consumers to use EV chargers without requiring a membership.
“Our extensive research shows that EV drivers want to be able to pay for charging similar to how they pay at the pump. Our indoor and outdoor payment options now allow consumers to do just that,” Deepesh Nayanar, Global Head e-Mobility, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, stated.
R.L. Vallee is an early adopter of these technologies. Skip Potter, an IT Manager at the company, says that EV Charging is critical to the future of the c-store business.
“Partnering with Gilbarco Veeder-Root to deploy rapid charging with indoor and outdoor payment capability prepares us to serve the broadest possible range of customers, including those who chose EV, and positions us well as EV charging at C-Stores becomes more prevalent,” he said.
To learn more about how you can start your journey into the EV market, please visit www.gilbarco.com/e-mobility.