While early adopters were willing to immerse themselves in every feature of electric car driving, including app sign ups & check-ins, as mainstream EV adoption accelerates, Australian & New Zealand drivers are demanding familiar and easy-to-use public charging.
Additionally, drivers are becoming less inclined to share the personal details required to operate a smartphone app. As one driver put it to the EVUp consulting team 'I don't have to give my name and address when I fill up with petrol, why do I have to when charging my car?'
This expectation from electric car drivers is being seen in more mature overseas markets, particularly the United Kingdom where all charging stations are being retrofitted or installed with tap and go systems.
This change was mandated by the British Government in 2019 to reduce confusion for drivers experiencing a wide range of charge point operator methods, platforms and billing systems.
As well as making it easier to access AC and DC charging, the ubiquitous nature of tap & go systems - either with a physical credit card or via a phone wallet - means new EV drivers adjust to the nuances of public charging more quickly and sharing that experience with others looking to decarbonise their personal transport.
And, because the Australian EV transition is several years behind other developed countries, we anticipate the demand for credit card billing will increase rapidly over time; even now, we're already experiencing it.
We’ve partnered with an industry-leading payment switch provider to offer EV charging site owners recognisable PayPass or credit card hardware that is simple to operate & compatible with:
Our payment system is compatible with all brands of standard or OCPP charging stations & can also be integrated into our Melbourne-made AURIGA AC EV charging unit.
These attractive PayPass units connect up to 2 chargers or 4 ports, making them a cost effective way to monetise your onsite EV charging.
We believe in building local manufacturing, skills & jobs, which is why build & supply our own Victorian-made AC charging units, as well as DC units made in Queensland…the only Australian EV charging network to do so.
If you’d like to discuss electric vehicle charging options, we welcome you to get in touch to find out how to join our growing network of EV charging sites.
We believe the barriers to EV uptake can be overcome by providing family-friendly, simple to use charging options in the places where people shop, work & play.
Highly visible & attractive EV charging infrastructure assists in the transition to low-emission transport for cleaner cities & a brighter future.
EVUp are proud to offer Australian made AC & DC charging options…the only Australian EV charging network to do so.