New digital solution to refuel at German LNG service stations
The next step on the way to the complete digitalization of BayWa Mobility Solutions’ fuel card business: in future, truck drivers will be able to pay for LNG using the BayWa app at the energy company’s LNG stations. This is made possible by the easy2fuel ConSy mobile payment platform from Hectronic, which can be used to digitize all payment transactions with the physical fuel card. For this purpose, Hectronic has transferred all steps required for refuelling with LNG from the fuel terminal to the app:
At the beginning of the authorization process, the driver confirms that he has completed the safety training. If he has not, the app first shows the prescribed safety video. Then the driver selects truck model and pressure. The dispensing temperature for LNG is automatically transmitted to the dispensing point. Optionally, the trucker can enter the current mileage and authorize the refueling via PIN or fingerprint. After successful online authorization, the fuel pump is released.
Once the truck driver has finished filling up, he receives the receipt on his smartphone. The pilot phase at BayWa filling stations has been running since November 2021, and the new function should be available to all customers in the app at the beginning of 2022.
Once the pilot phase at the company’s own sites is complete, Hectronic will also implement cross-acceptances that BayWa Mobility Solutions has agreed with other operators of LNG stations. In the course of this, Hectronic is expanding its partnerships with other fuel terminal manufacturers who can accept the payment app through a connection to the easy2fuel ConSy.