Parkopedia & Plugsurfing cooperate on charging in Europe
In Europe, parking service provider Parkopedia and eMobility service provider Plugsurfing want to make it even easier for drivers to pay for charging. They aim to do this directly in the vehicle itself.
As part of a cooperation, Parkopedia wants to integrate Plugsurfing’s Drive API into its in-vehicle payment system. By using Parkopedia’s data, electric vehicle drivers will be able to find, start and pay for charging at over 500,000 charging points in Europe.
“Parkopedia and Plugsurfing offer complementary services to EV drivers, and this partnership enables automakers to benefit from the valuable combination of a substantial charging network, extensive parking and charging data and end-to-end in-car payment services,” said Parkopedia CPO Duncan Licence.
Will Gill, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Plugsurfing, added: “We built Drive API so that our partners can create tailored charging solutions for their customers. Drivers don’t have to leave the car interface they know and love and can enjoy all the benefits of Plugsurfing’s network and service. Our new partnership with Parkopedia will bring even more convenience to drivers with this integrated solution since EV drivers charge where they park.”