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UK's first Chip and PIN charging point launched

The AutoCharge : PAYG unit means electric vehicle drivers will be able to access public charging points without needing to be a member of any local or national infrastructure schemes, simply paying with a credit or debit card.

Working in partnership with Barclaycard and chip and PIN pad manufacturer Ingenico, the units can be upgraded to contactless payment if required, and are eligible for Government grant funding, which is only available to pay-as-you-go (PAYG) units.

Bianca Alsop, Rolec EV’s business development manager, said: ‘Up until the launch of Rolec’s AutoCharge : PAYG charging station range, the EV charging industry was in a state of confusion as to how to enable EV drivers to use EV charging facilities openly and without the necessity of having to become members of numerous charging membership schemes which attract monthly subscriptions and limited the EV drivers’ ability to freely travel throughout the UK.

‘Our AutoCharge : PAYG charging pedestal eliminates the necessity to become members of any network, giving EV drivers the freedom to simply and efficiently charge their vehicles whenever and wherever suits them.’

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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