ASCHHEIM, Germany and GRAZ, Austria, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
- ENIO supplies advanced technological solutions for the construction and operation of e-mobility charging infrastructures
- Wirecard, the leading specialist in digital financial technology, is to equip ENIO's network of e-charging stations with contactless payment methods
Wirecard, the international innovation leader in the field of digital financial technology, is expanding its collaboration with ENIO - the Austrian company supplying technologically leading solutions for the development and operation of charging infrastructure for e-mobility.
Wirecard and ENIO have been cooperating since 2016 to make electric mobility even more attractive for consumers. As a service provider, ENIO operates a Europe-wide service network of over 8,000 electric car charging stations for its customers. Two years ago, Wirecard and ENIO together launched an app with which consumers can find nearby charging stations from cooperating operators and pay on site fully digitally via the app. From now on, users of ENIO's e-mobility infrastructure can also pay with contactless Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards at the charging points without having to install the ENIO app in advance.
Fritz Vogel, CEO and Partner of ENIO said, "In order to ensure that everybody has access to e-mobility, our aim was to create an innovative infrastructure, which in addition to numerous other aspects, includes advanced payment options. In doing so, we are reliant on our partner Wirecard, who, over the past few years, has demonstrated innovative power and reliability in terms of our app and now, for the card-based solution as well. Further major projects with Wirecard are already in the pipeline with the aim of increasing customer satisfaction still further. Ultimately, we have identified the need for approximately 500,000 new charging stations across Europe over the next five years, with an additional four million required by 2030."
Roland Toch, Managing Director at Wirecard CEE, adds, "We are delighted to expand our partnership with ENIO, one of the market leaders in the operation of e-charging stations, and support them with innovative digital payment methods. Together, we can significantly increase the use of e-mobility solutions across the whole of Europe and further drive forward the digitisation of payment processes in the mobility sector."
Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licences for card and account products. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI). For further information about Wirecard, please visit http://www.wirecard.com or follow us on Twitter @wirecard.
ENIO supplies technologically advanced hardware, firmware and software solutions for the construction and operation of e-mobility charging infrastructures.
Operators of ENIO's charging stations receive support during the set-up process and during operation of the infrastructure. Our exceptional software - encompassing the software service platform through to full operational support - is available to exactly the extent you require.
Already today, ENIO operates more than 8,000 charging points for customers right across Europe, from Norway to Croatia. It is important for us to offer scalable, reliable and secure solutions in the form of ENIO-ETSweb, which remains both flexible and innovative. Our aim is to maintain our position as a leading technology company in the field of e-mobility infrastructure.
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ENIO media contact:
Ing. Mag. Friedrich Vogel
SOURCE Wirecard AG