ChargePoint Electric Car Charge Stations Now Accept PayPal
Electric car drivers have something new to celebrate as ChargePoint announced it will now accept PayPal at its charging stations.
PayPal and ChargePoint have had a longstanding relationship, with 34 ChargePoint stations currently installed at the PayPal work campus in San Jose, California. This payment partnership is the next logical step.
ChargePoint stations are independently owned, so each business can choose what price they want to set for a charge. More than half of the 19,000 stations in the network are free to use, making them more of an attraction and less of a source of income. Nevertheless, those businesses that choose to charge for using the station can now accept PayPal as a payment option.
“With PayPal as a payment option, it’s even easier for drivers to plug in to a ChargePoint station,” Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, said. “Combining the largest network for EV charging with a leader in digital payments means that more drivers can make the switch to electric.”
There are more than a quarter of a million electric cars on the road today, which is almost double the amount from a year ago. Future growth may be dramatically impacted by the accessibility of charging stations, thanks to companies like ChargePoint.