MUNICH, Germany and GRAZ, Austria, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- Make cashless payments at electro-charging stations via an app
Wirecard CEE, a subsidiary of Wirecard AG, has agreed a partnership with the Austrian IT start up ENIO GmbH with the aim of making the concept of electromobility even more appealing to consumers. ENIO operates a pan-European service network of over 2,500 electric car charging stations for its customers: Consumers can quickly find available charging stations of participating operators via the online platform (http://www.enio.at) or via a mobile application. The partnership with Wirecard will soon provide the opportunity to make cashless payments directly via the app.
Fritz Vogel, CEO and Partner of ENIO: "With the rising demand for electromobility vehicles, so too the need for suitable charging stations has also risen. Our electro-charging station infrastructure offers consumers a practical overview. In fact, we are going one step further: with the help of Wirecard, an internet connection will be established between the payment process and the electric charging stations, meaning that payments can be made at the touch of a button."
Here's how it will all work: Customers who use the online network and wish to pay via the app initially load credit onto their smartphone via the ENIO app. This can be done by MasterCard, Maestro and Visa using the seamlessly integrated Wirecard Checkout Page interface. Confidential card data is protected by smart risk management tools and encryption software. The payment to the respective charging station is made by entering a unique PIN. Spontaneous payments (i.e. without having to register with an operator) are therefore also possible.
Roland Toch, Managing Director of Wirecard CEE: "Electromobility is the future. Its success is largely dependent on user-friendly charging infrastructure. Quick and easy access to charging without any obstacles would be a huge benefit. Together with Wirecard, this is exactly what ENIO is offering. We are delighted that we are able to support ENIO in this step by integrating our e-payment solutions. Consumers stand to benefit from the convenient smartphone payment experience."
Implementation of the mobile payment option is set to be quickly completed in all European countries in which ENIO operates during the first half of 2016.
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.
About Wirecard CEE:
Wirecard CEE is part of the Wirecard Group as well as being the competence centre for Austria and the CEE (Central and Eastern European) markets. As the leading payment service provider (PSP) in Austria, Wirecard CEE has been supporting merchants for the past 16 years in successfully implementing international multi-channel strategies in the payment sector.
Wirecard media contact:
Wirecard Central Eastern Europe GmbH
Tel.: +43-(0)-316 / 81-36-81-1500
ENIO (http://www.enio.at) is an IT service provider start up based in Vienna, Austria. ENIO connects electric charging stations via an SaaS solution. Drivers can find and reserve available charging stations using the search function on the homepage. ENIO does not operate the charging stations itself but rather connects those operated by its clients. These range from major companies such as E.ON to SMEs and public institutions operating charging stations. Companies do not need to install the software solution: they can access it directly at http://www.enio.at. ENIO operates 1,500 charging stations. Over the next few years this is set to rise to approximately 90,000. Turnover for 2015 was already around the EUR 1 million mark. This is primarily attributable to managing charging stations and project work in the construction of large and small charging station networks as well as projects in relation to energy billing. At the moment, a cooperative crowd solution for charging stations is being developed in collaboration with youCharge.
ENIO media contact:
Ing. Mag. Friedrich Vogel
SOURCE Wirecard AG