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Skoda & Parkopedia launch seamless in-car payments

22 November 2023 – Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic / London, UK – Skoda is expanding its digital services to include Pay to Fuel in collaboration with Parkopedia. Skoda is already partnering with Parkopedia for Pay to Park service. The new Pay to Fuel service makes paying after refuelling quicker and more convenient for Skoda drivers. Motorists can 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 in-car navigation lists the stations that support Pay to Fuel. After choosing one of these, the vehicle automatically recognises 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 infotainment screen confirms the amount of fuel. Moreover, they process payments by accepting all common debit and credit cards. The driver then receives a transaction notification in the MySkoda 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 Skoda Connect account. The account must have the Remote Access feature enabled. Using the MySkoda smartphone app, users enter and verify their payment card once. All Skoda ICE model series sold in European markets support Pay to Fuel. 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 Skoda 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. They can do so without having to leave the vehicle, use third-party mobile apps, or re-enter payment details for each transaction. Pay to Fuel simplifies the fuel payment process, offering the same level of convenience as our existing Pay to Park service, which Skoda customers have well received since its launch.”

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