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SOURCE: SemaConnect, Inc.
Mobile Payments Allows Users to Quickly Access Electric Vehicle Charging 24/7 from their Smart Phone
BOWIE, MD (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
SemaConnect, the leading EV Charging Station and Software company for commercial applications, today announced the introduction of their Mobile Payment capability on all of our public electric vehicle charging stations across the country. This service will allow electric vehicle drivers to charge their electric vehicles easily through their Smartphone without having to swipe credit cards.
“We’re focused on building more products that make it easier than ever to own and charge an electric vehicle,” said Mahi Reddy, CEO and founder of SemaConnect. “As the EV Charging industry matures, we’re aggressively building more smart and efficient ways for station owners to manage their stations, and for electric vehicle drivers to utilize them.”
To use this new feature, electric vehicle drivers simply visit a SemaConnect ChargePro station (http://www.semacharge.com/stations), access http://www.semacharge.com on their smart phone browser and click "start charging now." They then enter the station serial number, printed on the station along with any credit card details. The next step is to confirm the station location and cost. The charging session then starts. Once the charging session is complete, the user's credit card is charged for the cost of the charging-session.
There is no membership account required, no app to install and it works on all types of smart phones. The service is fully automated and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is available on all of our public ChargePro charging stations.
About SemaConnect’s ChargePro™ EV Charging Stations
SemaConnect’s ChargePro™ EV charging stations are smart and sophisticated, yet simple, safe and reliable to use. In order to charge an electric vehicle, users unplug the connector from the station into the inlet on the electric vehicle. When the bright LED lights turn from blue to green, the vehicle is charging. When finished, users unplug the connector from the vehicle and return it to the station. It’s as easy and safe as plugging-in a cell phone. The ChargePro™ EV charging stations are wirelessly networked into SemaConnect’s SemaCharge™ Network. This allows EV drivers to sign up for a SemaCharge Pass that works similar to an EZ Pass. EV drivers load money onto the card, and simply wave it in front of the station. The station collects the charging information, and the user then can login to SemaCharge.com and see where they drove, how much electricity was used, fossil offset, locate other stations and more. There is also a supporting iPhone app to help locate other stations.
SemaConnect is quickly becoming the leading electric vehicle charging station and software provider in North America. SemaConnect’s ChargePro Charging Stations have become the top choice for commercial properties with their ease-of-installation, easy-to-use yet sophisticated SemaCharge software, small property footprint and sleek form factor. The company has grown vastly from it’s humble start-up days into the third largest EV Charging station company in the United States based on number of stations installed. SemaConnect counts Walgreens, Brookfield Properties, Simon Properties and Corporate Office Properties Trusts among their cohort of growing clients. Visit http://www.semaconnect.com to learn more about owning, managing or using a ChargePro.
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