Engenie to introduce contactless payments

Engenie to introduce contactless payments


Rapid charging network Engenie has announced that it is moving its charge points over to contactless payments, making access for any EV driver quick and easy.

The network’s triple-connector rapid chargers will be able to accept contactless credit & debit cards, or Apple Pay, at the charge point, with a brief change in costs while the systems roll-out.

From Monday 19th March 2018, charging an EV at an Engenie point will cost a flat rate of £4 – no matter how much electricity is used. This will continue until May, when the release of new functionality will see Engenie charge a price per unit of electricity used.

From May 2018, a cost of 36p/kWh will be charged, which Engenie says will cost an average EV driver at one of its points £3.96. Having looked at data from its charge points, an average charging session uses 11kWh, which is why the flat rate has been set at £4 for now.

All charges – whether on the flat rate or following the change to a price per kWh – have no connection fees or membership costs.

Engenie will also look to launch a smartphone app later this year, providing another option for users. A launch date is yet to be confirmed though, with the app still in development.

The network’s rapid charge points all have CCS, CHAdeMO, and Type 2 AC connectors, and can be found on Zap-Map desktop and app by using the network filters.