1. SemaConnect Partners with Mobile NOW to permit EV Charging payment by cell phone with the ChargePro™

    SemaConnect, a leading developer and producer of smart networked electric vehicle charging stations and sophisticated EV station software and MobileNOW, a leading provider of Pay by Cell parking services under the service name ParkNOW!, today announced the integration of SemaConnect’s ChargePro charging stations and ParkNOW!’s ability to pay for a charging session through an EV driver’s cell phone.

    “We’re delivering a truly wireless experience for EV drivers by collaborating our ChargePro charging stations with ParkNOW!,” said Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect. “We’re making it simpler for electric vehicle drivers to recharge, and continuing to produce the best quality products and services through our innovative partnerships.”

    ParkNOW! EV Charging permits drivers to pay for a charging session with a cell phone using a smartphone app, text messaging or voice response calls. This approach reduces the need for traditional payment methods at the EV charger itself making it less expensive, more reliable and easier to install.

    “Two such advanced products, electric vehicle charging and cell phone payments – fit perfectly together. Thanks to ParkNOW! EV Charging, parking facility owners and operators can begin to offer their customers EV charging services with nothing required except a charger and a place to install it,” said Krista Altok Tassa, President of Mobile NOW. SemaConnect and Mobile NOW’s partnership aims to make charging more convenient for all EV drivers. Now, drivers can charge their electric cars while they shop, dine, or entertain themselves in a variety of commercial and retail locations in major metropolitan areas, without worrying about having a specific charging pass or using a credit card machine.