Charging your EV is now as simple as tapping an iPhone, Android phone or Apple Watch on any ChargePoint charger. The new “tap to charge” feature works at more than 40,000 ChargePoint charging spots across North America.
To use tap to charge, drivers with Android version 4.4 or higher enable NFC, log in to the ChargePoint app, and tap their phone on the station to charge. Drivers with iPhone 6 or higher or Apple Watch create a ChargePoint Pass, then place their finger on Touch ID and tap the phone on the station. Apple Watch users just double-click the side button and hold the watch near the contactless reader.
“ChargePoint is committed to getting every driver behind the wheel of an EV, and a major part of achieving that goal is making it as easy as possible for drivers to charge,” said ChargePoint Chief Marketing Officer Colleen Jansen. “Features like tap to charge make fueling your EV much more simple and convenient than the gas vehicle it likely replaced.”