Contactless payment added to Polar EV charging network
15 July 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
The UK's largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging network is now offering contactless bank card payment.
The Polar network, operated by BP Chargemaster, will now have contactless payment on all new 50kW rapid and 150kW ultra-fast chargers, as well as having it retrofitted to all existing 50kW Ultracharge units.
It says that while tens of thousands of customers use its Polar Plus subscription service, the addition of contactless payment will make its chargers more accessible for non-regular customers.
A spokesman said: "The company has continued to develop solutions to meet customer needs, from pay-as-you-go access via smartphone to deploying the first contactless device on a rapid charger in the UK.
"While BP Chargemaster will continue to lead with its unique Polar Plus subscription, adding contactless bank card payment on all new 50kW and 150kW chargers will make it easier for occasional users to access the Polar network, with all existing Ultracharge units retrofitted with the technology over the next 12 months."