Hips and Vourity announce partnership to enable crypto payment for EV charging in europe
HIPS Payment Group Ltd, a provider of innovative and cost-effective e-commerce and mobile payment solutions, and Vourity, a Swedish SaaS platform for unattended sales and payments with a payment solution for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in Europe, today announced their partnership, enabling crypto payment for 50,000 EV charging stations across the European Union (EU).
“We are really pleased to announce this partnership as we believe it is forward-thinking on many fronts; allowing the use of crypto payments will make charging convenient for all EV drivers, which will accelerate the move to an all-electric vehicle future,” says John Cavebring, CEO of Hips.
Currently, the Vourity platform enables EV drivers to pay for charging by using regular open payment methods such as credit cards (e.g., Visa and Mastercard), Apple Pay, Google Pay, Swish, and Bluecode. The partnership with Hips will expand customer payment processing options, promoting the use of crypto currency as a viable and accessible option.
Crypto payments will be fully integrated in the Vourity platform and can connect directly to the blockchain via Hips Merchant Protocol’s (HMP) native protocol token Merchant Token (MTO) starting November 2021. The roll out to 50,000 EV charging stations across the EU will be over three years.
“At Vourity, we are all about innovation and that starts with listening to EV drivers to understand and address their evolving needs. We want to make it easy for drivers to charge their car and offering an open platform that allows for crypto payments is the most logical choice for our next generation world,” said Hans Nottehed, CEO of Vourity.