Recargo, SemaConnect to launch open system for public electric vehicle charging

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Recargo, a provider of electric vehicle software and information services company, has formed partnership with electric vehicle charging stations provider SemaConnect to launch a new public charger payment solution.

The new service, “Pay With PlugShare” is the easiest and most universal public charging system currently available, according to company officials. It will operate seamlessly under PlugShare, the popular app to find a place to charge and also to pay for the charge.

The service addresses the dilemma of proprietary payment, extra fees and members-only charging.

Pay With Plugshare will be available at more than 300 SemaConnect charging stations in the United States and Canada, the company said.

SemaConnect EV charging stations

The service combines finding the best place to charge for every driver’s unique plug-in needs, while accessing the world’s largest charging network, with a payment solution built into the same app.

Since the payment method only needs a smartphone and doesn’t require membership costs and prepaid subscriptions, and RFID tokens or phone calls, this process is more reliable and cost effective for drivers to charge, according to company officials.

The universal electric vehicle was designed to easily integrate with any charging network so the driver experience is always easy and fast. It is currently available with iOS and will soon be available with Android this winter.

“Our focus has been on building sophisticated charging stations that are simple to use and incredibly reliable with the best user interface possible, so partnering with PlugShare was a natural fit,” said Mahi Reddy, CEO and founder of SemaConnect.

“We want to define a higher standard for the charging experience based on quality, not quantity, for all electric vehicle drivers,” Reddy added.

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