Liberty PlugIns (LPI) has partnered with QuickPay Corp., a premier mobile
payment platform provider, to make mobile payments available for electric
vehicle (EV) charging stations.
The combined solution will allow drivers to pay for a charging session by
mobile phone, via text message or smartphone app, using the QP QuickPay™ (QP)
mobile payment service and receive a charging authorization code from LPI. QP
QuickPay users will also be able to locate QP-enabled charging stations when
searching for parking. This will help EV drivers easily find parking facilities
where they can charge, saving time and adding convenience. Parking providers and
facilities managers will gain increased visibility and revenue from their
investments in charging stations and have an easy, low-cost way to manage EV
"The adoption of EVs is rapidly accelerating in the U.S., and parking
operators need to be ready to meet the demand for parking spaces with EV
charging capability," said Chris Outwater, CEO, Liberty Plugins. "Mobile
payments make adding this feature simple and cost-effective for drivers and
The unique charging authorization code generated by LPI's Synchronous Code
Generation system unlocks the EV charging station and sets the charging time.
This approach eliminates the need for billing or networking hardware in the EV
charger itself making it less expensive, more reliable, and easier to install.
The QP QuickPay mobile payment platform enables parking facility owners to
generate new revenue streams by offering the EV charging service as a complement
to parking without having to install additional pay stations or deal with
third-party billing systems.
"EVs are here today and their numbers are growing fast," said Barney Pell,
Co-founder and Executive Chairman, QuickPay Corp. "With Liberty PlugIns and
QuickPay, parking providers can quickly and easily offer a value-added service
to their parking customers, further encouraging the adoption of low-emission
vehicles by building the EV charging infrastructure."
More information about QuickPay is available at www.qpme.com.
Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1fVrN)