Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 06:37 pm
Parkopedia and Plugsurfing have announced a new collaboration that will enable drivers to easily locate and pay for charging at over 500,000 charge points across Europe and the UK. Through Parkopedia’s Payment Platform and Plugsurfing’s Drive API, motorists will benefit from a simplified process for finding and paying for charging, with in-car payments available.
The partnership combines Parkopedia’s connected car services and in-car payments expertise with Plugsurfing’s extensive charging network, providing an end-to-end service to automakers and their drivers. Plugsurfing handles all payments and ensures PCI compliance as the ‘Merchant of Record’, while Parkopedia plays an orchestration role, unifying EV charging payments with in-car payment services, including parking.
Duncan Licence, Chief Product Officer at Parkopedia, said: “Parkopedia and Plugsurfing offer complementary services to EV drivers and this partnership enables automakers to benefit from the valuable combination of a substantial charging network, extensive parking and charging data and end-to-end in-car payment services.”
Will Gill, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Plugsurfing, added: “We built Drive API so that our partners can create tailored charging solutions for their customers. Our new partnership with Parkopedia will bring even more convenience to drivers with this integrated solution, since EV drivers charge where they park.”
Parkopedia and Plugsurfing have joined forces to create a simplified, seamless charging experience for drivers, allowing them to accurately find chargers and pay for charging sessions directly from their vehicles. With automotive-grade data and in-car commerce functionality integrated into vehicle infotainment systems, this partnership provides access to the most comprehensive network of chargers across Europe.