ChargePoint Payments Now Possible Through PayPal

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 2

ChargePoint CT4000

ChargePoint CT4000

Pay For Charging Via PayPal

Pay For Charging Via PayPal

Owners of plug-in electric vehicles who frequent ChargePoint stations may be delighted to learn that, effective immediately, you can pay for ChargePoint charging sessions via PayPal.

News of adding PayPal to the list of ChargePoint payment options comes via the charging station operator:

Plug-in electric vehicle (EV) drivers can now sign up and pay for ChargePoint charging with PayPal. PayPal has long supported EVs and has installed 34 ChargePoint ports at its San Jose, California, campus for employees and visitors.

More than half of the 19,000 charging spots on the ChargePoint network are free. When there is a fee to use a station, drivers can pay with their ChargePoint account by adding their credit card. Now, drivers can also use PayPal to get a charge.

The process to use PayPal seems straightforward to us:

When asked for payment information, drivers can choose PayPal and will be directed to PayPal.com to enter their username and password. To start charging, drivers can use the ChargePoint mobile app or wave their ChargePoint card in front of the station’s card reader. The first time a driver accesses a station that requires a fee, a $25 deposit will be charged to their account and payment will be deducted from that deposit.

ChargePoint Tweeted of adding PayPal:

ChargePoint Tweet

ChargePoint Tweet

And issued this press release:

ChargePoint now accepts PayPal

ChargePoint is committed to providing the most convenient charging experience and now, electric vehicle (EV) drivers can sign up and pay for charging with PayPal. PayPal has long supported EVs and has installed 34 ChargePoint ports at their San Jose, California, campus for employees and visitors. By enabling people to pay for a charge using PayPal, we’re giving our customers a faster and easier way to pay.

ChargePoint stations are independently owned so businesses and individuals are free to set pricing however they prefer. Some station owners prefer to offer charging for free as an amenity or to attract visitors. Others set a price to cover costs or drive revenue. Over half of the 19,000 charging spots on the ChargePoint network are free. When there is a fee to use a station, drivers can pay with their ChargePoint account by adding their credit card. Now, drivers can also use PayPal to get a charge.

“With PayPal as a payment option, it’s even easier for drivers to plug in to a ChargePoint station,” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint’s CEO. “Combining the largest network for EV charging with a leader in digital payments means that more drivers can make the switch to electric.”

Both PayPal and ChargePoint are revolutionizing traditional industries so it makes perfect sense to pair the two. When asked for payment information, drivers can choose PayPal and will be directed to PayPal.com to enter their username and password. To start charging, drivers can use the ChargePoint mobile app or wave their ChargePoint card in front of the station’s card reader. The first time a driver accesses a station that requires a fee, a $25 deposit will be charged to their account and payment will be deducted from that deposit.

There are over 250,000 EVs on the road today, nearly double from a year ago. This growth is in large part due to the commitment from businesses like PayPal to offer EV charging stations on their campus.

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2 responses to "ChargePoint Payments Now Possible Through PayPal"

  1. kdawg says:

    And Paypal was created by Elon Musk…♫ Circle of life ♫ ….

    (Hey, how about adding Apple Pay?)

    1. Mark H says:

      good one kdawg