- Pay to Fuel allows drivers to pay for fuel via the car’s infotainment system, skipping the queue at the cashier.
- The service is now available in six European countries, with more scheduled to go live in the future.
Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic / London, UK –Škoda is expanding its digital services to include Pay to Fuel in collaboration with our partner organization Parkopedia, who Škoda also works with for the existing Pay to Park service. The new Pay to Fuel service makes paying after refueling quicker and more convenient for Škoda drivers, with motorists able to save time by paying directly through the car’s infotainment system. This service is now available in six European countries, (a current list is available here), with plans to include more countries and fuel stations in the future.
The stations supporting Pay to Fuel are listed in the in-car navigation. After choosing one of these, the vehicle automatically recognizes the fuel station upon arrival. The driver opens the app on the vehicle’s display, confirms the petrol station, and enters the pump number. After refueling, the amount of fuel is confirmed on the infotainment screen, and the payment is processed via debit or credit card. All common cards are accepted. The driver then receives a transaction notification in the MyŠkoda app and on the vehicle screen and can pull away.
Available for all Škoda ICE vehicles with Amundsen or Columbus infotainment systems
In addition to an up-to-date Amundsen or Columbus infotainment system with a touchscreen of 9.2 inches or larger, the service requires an active Škoda Connect account with the Remote Access feature enabled. Using the MyŠkoda smartphone app, users enter and verify their payment card once. Pay to Fuel is available for all Škoda ICE model series sold in European markets. The service is provided in collaboration with Parkopedia, Mastercard, and the German FinTech company ryd.
Different countries, different networks, one app
Pay to Fuel is currently available in Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Portugal and Spain will follow soon. There are also plans to launch the service in the Czech market.
Commenting on the new service, Markus Dohl, VP of Sales & Business Development Europe at Parkopedia, said: “We are pleased to expand our services with Škoda Auto and continue to deliver industry-leading in-car payments for their drivers. Drivers benefit from a seamless and secure payment process across all available services, accessed directly through the vehicle’s infotainment system, without having to leave the vehicle, use third-party mobile apps or re-enter payment details for each transaction. Pay to Fuel simplifies the process of fuel payments, making it just as convenient as our existing Pay to Park service which has been well received by Škoda customers since launch.”
Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organizations, and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel, and tolls across 90 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.
About Škoda Auto
Škoda Auto is successfully steering through the new decade with the Next Level – Škoda Strategy 2030. Skoda aims to be one of the five best-selling brands in Europe by 2030 with an attractive line-up in the entry-level segments and additional e-models. Skoda currently offers its customers eleven passenger-car series: the Fabia, Scala, Octavia and Superb, as well as the Kamiq, Karoq, Kodiaq, Enyaq, Enyaq Coupé, Slavia, and Kushaq. The company delivered over 731,000 vehicles to customers around the world in 2022 and has been a member of the Volkswagen Group for 30 years.
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