Fuuse has integrated with Crane Payment Innovations’ Alio all in one ePayment card reader, facilitated by software development partners Self Service Technology.
The latest integration sets Fuuse as the first EV charging platform to integrate with the Alio payment terminals, ushering in a new era for the EV charging experience. Drivers can arrive at a Fuuse powered charge point with Alio terminal, connect their vehicle, begin and pay for their charging session with a simple tap of their bank card or NFC digital wallet.
The integration which initially piloted in October last year, aims to reduce frictions for EV drivers, emulating the familiar experience of conventional pay-at-the-pump petrol stations.
Lee Jackson, Managing Director for Self Service Technology, explains, “We pride ourselves on building efficient solutions and as new industries evolve, we find ways to apply our technology to create frictionless experiences. With demand for EVs accelerating, we are delighted to be working with Fuuse who share our vision to remove barriers. For mass EV adoption, it is imperative that paying for EV charging is simple, safe and secure. This integration with Fuuse and Alio is a perfect example of partners working together to help drivers transition to new driving habits, making new experiences as seamless and familiar as possible.
“This has been helped by CPI providing a feature rich payment device, enabling us to build the custom applications required. The support received along the way from all parties has meant the collaboration between Fuuse, Self Service Technology and CPI has been a seamless one.”
“In considering how to best support the electric vehicle charging market, we have developed a PIN-enabled cashless card reader that solves the major obstacles currently interfering with payment at EV chargepoints,” says Evan Groat, VPGM, Connectivity for CPI. “Alio ProTM and SimplifiTM creates a frictionless payment experience for EV drivers with capabilities like open payment and PSD2 compliance. It also contains features that support operators, like remote device management and a customizable consumer experience. The best part – with a Fuuse integration, deployments are as simple as registering a serial number in their platform.”