Mobile Payments Coming to Chevron Gas Stations
Visa and Chevron have joined forces to bring mobile payments to the pump.
Today, the two companies announced they are launching a payment program at 20 Chevron stations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley later this fall. Consumers can pay for their gas with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay. The stations have already been outfitted with NFC (near-field communication) readers.
Consumers can pay for their fuel with any major credit card, not just Visa.
Already, 80% of Chevron customers are using a credit or debit card to pay at the pump, and Glenn Johnson, general manager of Chevron’s Americas Products marketing sales and services division, says this new mobile payment option “solidifies our commitment to delivering high-quality products and services in a more secure and convenient environment.”
Transactions at the Chevron stations will be made using Visa’s Token Service, which processes payments using a unique digital identifier instead of account details.
“Mobile payments are moving into the mainstream in the U.S. because, more and more, consumers see the value of using their personal devices to purchase everyday items like groceries and gas,” said Jim McCarthy, Visa’s executive vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships.
Carli Lloyd, soccer champion and Visa spokeswoman, appears in a commercial advertising the new payment option. She thinks her cell phone is even more useful since she can now pay “for something with just a tap.”