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GE and PayPal partnership aims for easier recharging payments

Drivers will be able to find their nearest charging point using an iPhone application, which also shows whether it is in use, and the cost of recharging. Each location will have a QR code, which can be scanned by the phone’s camera, and payments for charging are then processed by PayPal.

Michael Mahan, product general manager, EV infrastructure for GE Energy Industrial Solutions, explained: ‘Our full line of EV charging solutions is designed with the end user top of mind. This collaborative agreement with PayPal enables us to offer EV drivers a convenient way to charge their vehicles, which is essential to nurturing the mass adoption of EVs in the future.’

Scott Dunlap, vice president of emerging opportunities at PayPal, added: ‘Simplicity and convenience are key to mass adoption of any new technology, something we know well at PayPal. Together with GE Energy’s Industrial Solutions business, we’ve made recharging your electric vehicle easier than filling a gas tank. We are pleased to be a part of this important initiative.’

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