Public charging network ChargePoint has added PayPal as an option for EV drivers to pay for charging. It’s a natural partnership, according to ChargePoint, as both companies are “revolutionizing traditional industries.” PayPal is a supporter of electromobility, and has installed 34 ChargePoint stations at its San Jose campus.
Drivers who choose the PayPal option 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 paid station, a $25 deposit will be charged to their PayPal account, and payment will be deducted from that deposit.
“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.”