GREENSBORO, N.C. —Gilbarco Veeder-Root has introduced payment options for Tritium Veefil electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers.
In 2018, Gilbarco, known for fuel dispensing equipment and management, made a minority investment in Australian EV charging station manufacturer Tritium. As part of the investment, Gilbarco is selling Tritium’s EV charging stations.
Most recently, Gilbarco has integrated a credit-card reader to allow EV customers to pay at Tritium’s Veefil RT-50kW charger with a debit or credit card or through contactless methods such as Google Pay and Apple Pay. States such as California are considering requirements that all EV charging stations have card readers to allow access to all EV drivers, without requiring a membership to an EV charging network.
Gilbarco has also enabled in-store payment for EV charging, which could help retailers drive in-store sales. The in-store payment option works with any point-of-sale terminal.
“Our extensive research shows that EV drivers want to be able to pay for charging similar to how they pay at the pump. Our indoor and outdoor payment options now allow consumers to do just that,” said Deepesh Nayanar, global head of e-mobility for Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Greensboro, N.C.
R.L. Vallee, St. Albans, Vt., which operates more than 40 Maplefields c-stores and distributes gasoline and diesel fuel in Vermont and northeastern New York, has partnered with Gilbarco on adding EV charging stations. IT Manager Skip Potter said that the fueling option “is critical to the future of the c-store business.”
“Partnering with Gilbarco Veeder-Root to deploy rapid charging with indoor and outdoor payment capability prepares us to serve the broadest possible range of customers, including those who chose EV, and positions us well as EV charging at c-stores becomes more prevalent,” Potter said.