San Francisco, CA, - 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 charging payments.
"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 driversand providers alike."
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."
About Liberty PlugIns Inc.
Liberty PlugIns specializes in electric vehicle charging solutions for the professional parking industry, fleets, and multiple unit dwellings. LPI's Synchronous Code Generation technology enables secure charging without expensive networks, and the Interactive Voice Recognition system delivers charging authorization codes over the cellular network. For more information, visit the Liberty PlugIns website at www.libertyplugins.com.