Škoda Collaborates with Parkopedia for Revolutionary In-Car Pay to Fuel Service

Last Updated on: 23rd November 2023, 04:58 pm

Škoda, in partnership with Parkopedia, has rolled out its new Pay to Fuel service, allowing drivers to conveniently pay for fuel using their car’s infotainment system and avoiding queues at the cashier. This service is now operational in six European countries, with further expansions planned.

Škoda is broadening its digital service range by introducing Pay to Fuel, in collaboration with Parkopedia. This new service, which enhances the existing Pay to Park feature, provides Škoda drivers with a more efficient way of paying for fuel directly via the car’s infotainment system. Currently, the service is available in six European nations (see the full list here), and there are plans to extend it to more countries and petrol stations.

The in-car navigation system lists the petrol stations where Pay to Fuel can be used. The vehicle automatically identifies the station upon arrival. The driver then selects the station on the infotainment display, inputs the pump number, and after refuelling, confirms the fuel amount on the screen. Payment is processed using debit or credit cards, with all major types accepted. Transaction confirmations are sent to the MyŠkoda app and displayed on the vehicle screen, allowing for a swift departure.

The service is compatible with all Škoda ICE vehicles that have an updated Amundsen or Columbus infotainment system with a 9.2-inch touchscreen or larger. It requires an active Škoda Connect account with Remote Access feature enabled. Users set up and verify their payment card through the MyŠkoda app. Pay to Fuel is available for all Škoda ICE model series sold in European markets and is a collaborative effort with Parkopedia, Mastercard, and the German FinTech firm ryd.

Currently, Pay to Fuel is accessible in Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, with imminent expansion to Portugal, Spain, and the Czech Republic.

Markus Dohl, VP of Sales & Business Development Europe at Parkopedia, said: “We are pleased to expand our services with Škoda Auto and continue to deliver industry-leading in-car payments for their drivers. Drivers benefit from a seamless and secure payment process across all available services, accessed directly through the vehicle’s infotainment system, without having to leave the vehicle, use third-party mobile apps or re-enter payment details for each transaction. Pay to Fuel simplifies the process of fuel payments, making it just as convenient as our existing Pay to Park service which has been well received by Škoda customers since launch.”

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