In partnership with Shell gas stations, Jaguar has launched in car cashless fuel payments.
In a world first, Jaguar has launched in car cashless fuel payments. Drivers will now be able to use PayPal or Apple Pay on their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel via a cashless payment app. In addition to offering cashless fuel payments, the app will also allow users to log their journeys and receipts.
The app is part of a push by Jaguar to move its cars into the digital age and make their customers lives as easy as possible. Instead of paying for gas using a credit or debit card at the pump or queuing inside the gas station, drivers who have installed the app can conveniently drive up to the pump, select how much fuel they require and then pay using PayPal or Apple Pay via the car’s touchscreen. The Shell app is one of several new model updates for Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE according to a company press release.
Commenting on the launch, Peter Virk, Director of Connected Car & Future Technology, said,
“In a world where cash is no longer king, customers are increasingly using electronic payments and contactless cards. Making a payment directly from a car’s touchscreen will make refueling quicker and easier. With this new system you can choose any pump on the forecourt and pay for the fuel even if you’ve forgotten your wallet or can’t find your credit or debit card.”
“You will save time because there’s no more queuing to pay in a shop, and for drivers with children, it won’t be necessary to wake them up or unstrap them from their seats to take them into the shop. Expenses and tax returns will also be made much simpler, with no receipts to lose as these will all be sent electronically”, he continued.
The new app will be first rolled out exclusively in the UK, but eventually become available in major markets across the entire Jaguar and Land Rover ranges. The launch of the new in car fuel payment app comes at a time of increased interest from the automotive industry in payment technologies. Recently, Daimler acquired fintech firm PayCash Europe SA to create Mercedes Pay (here).
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