Enel X Way and Free to X introduce Pos payments for EV charging

Testing now at selected 300 kW HPC stations on Italy’s A1 highway

You can now pay directly for charging your Electric Vehicle (EV) with your debit or credit card without the need to download an app or to register first. This new experimental project is starting now at selected High Power Charging (HPC) stations and is designed to make the whole charging experience more like that of going to a traditional gas station. And once again, Enel X Way is right at the forefront of innovating and implementing services to support electric mobility

The A1 test run

Our company is the first in Italy to add integrated debit and credit card POS to its Free to X 300 kW HPC charging station at the Flaminia Est service area on Italy’s A1 highway. These payment methods will also be available soon at the 300 kW Free to X charging stations in the Secchia Ovest service area on the A1 near Modena and the two Enel X Way 300 kW charging stations at Ceprano off the A1. 


Obviously, many more stations will benefit from this new type of payment option once the test phase has been completed

Paying for your charge by credit card

The new functionality allows contactless payments using NFC technology. Currently, only MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted for charging service payments, but others will soon be added to the list. This new service aims to meet the many different needs of EV Drivers: it offers charging to drivers who do not have an app or an RFID card from one of the interoperable Mobility Service Providers. 

Manage your payments with JuicePass

Of course, EV Drivers can still charge their vehicles using the Enel X Way JuicePass, app or any other interoperable Mobility Service Provider and their preferred in-app payment method (debit card, credit card or PayPal).


In the case of the JuicePass, drivers will see the kWh delivered to their vehicle debited at pay per use tariffs or, if selected, using one of the flat rate packages available (Flat Small up to 70 kWh and Flat Large up to 145 kWh) at a cheaper fixed tariff.   


Anyone that does not want to register, however, can charge their car by selecting the “Guest” option on the JuicePass log-in page and then inputting their details for billing through credit card, prepaid card, or PayPal. 

Pay with the Enel X Way RFID card

EV Drivers that do not want to use the app can opt to use the RFID card linked to their account: to start the charging session, they simply hold their card near the card reader on the column and then do likewise to end it.