The frustration felt by electric-car drivers when they arrive at a charging station only to find they can’t use it for lack of the proper credit card or pass key, has been solved by General Electric (GE) smartphone application called Wattstation Connect. GE has started to accept PayPal payments via smartphone, reports industry news journal, Automotive News. With the free app, users scan a code printed on each Wattstation public charger; it then identifies where they are, calculates the correct tariff payable, and allows the user to pay for the charge through a PayPal account. In addition, the smartphone app helps users locate available charging stations, as well as view pricing information before they arrive.
A new smartphone app calculates your charging fee and then allows you to pay with your Paypal account.
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