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CCV and Bender Group working together on ensuring open payment at EV-charging stations across Europe

Au i. d. Hallertau/Germany, 24 May 2023 – CCV GmbH, a leading provider of payment solutions, and Bender Group, the market leader with their charging controllers in the electric vehicle (EV)-charging industry, will work together on implementing open payment terminals in EV-charging stations across Europe. This collaboration is a significant development for the EV-charging market which requires stations with integrated open-loop payment solutions.

PaymentGenes Facilitates Open Payment Collaboration for EV-Charging Stations in Europe by CCV and Bender Group

PaymentGenes Facilitates Open Payment Collaboration for EV-Charging Stations in Europe by CCV and Bender Group

 CCV has won the tender of Bender Group, and ebee smart technologies, a subsidiary of Bender Group, is responsible for the implementation. CCV and Bender expect to install around 300,000 payment terminals within Europe over the next few years – including the UK.

Significant development to improve the EV-charging experience

“We are excited to work with Bender on this important initiative to improve the EV-charging experience,” says John Kolthof, CCO of CCV GmbH. “We believe that open payments are key to the future of EV charging, and we are committed to delivering the best payment solutions to our customers.”

“We have chosen CCV not only because of their extensive experience in the payment market but also because they provide the full-service payment package, from developing the payment solution to transaction processing as well as supplying the hardware and value-added services,” explains Frank Mehling, Business Development eMobility at Bender. “We want to provide a seamless and hassle-free experience for EV drivers in Europe, and CCV is the right partner for us to support this goal.”  

The payment terminals will be integrated into the charge controller developed by Bender and thereafter offered as a complete payment solution via the charge point manufacturers to EV-charge point operators. This will make it easy for EV drivers to pay as the terminal supports contactless payments, including PIN on Glass and e-receipts. There is no subscription, charging pass or token needed. The charge controller will also be equipped with efficient charging and load management tools to ensure sustainable and cost-effective charging. 

The tender and complete process was led by PaymentGenes, a global consultancy and talent acquisition organisation that accelerates growth in the fast-paced payments and FinTech industry. Ward Hagenaar, Head of Consulting at PaymentGenes, says: “At PaymentGenes, we are passionate about supporting the future of payment and bringing together organisations in the mobility area. We are very delighted about the partnership of CCV and Bender. A big step forward in supporting the further growth of EV-charging solutions.”

CCV and Bender Group at Power2Drive Europe

CCV and Bender Group will both have exhibition stands at Power2Drive Europe in Munich. Both companies cordially invite you to visit their stands, where representatives will also be available for background conversations: CCV – B6.473, Bender – B5.474.

Press contact CCV: 

Adel & Link Public Relations

Phone: +49 176 4515 1048

E-mail: ccv@adellink.de 

Press contact Bender: 

Anna Wolf 

Phone: +49 6401 807-707

E-mail: emobility@bender.de

About CCV:   

CCV is an international payment service provider which makes cashless payments easy and accessible for both large and small businesses. The offer ranges from convenient online payments to high-performance solutions for stationery and unattended retail. As a pioneer in digital payments and with over 65 years of experience, CCV develops individual, tailor-made payment solutions for its more than 150,000 customers worldwide. Our success is based on innovation combined with long-standing cooperation with our partners and customers. www.ccv.eu

About Bender GmbH 

Bender GmbH & Co. KG is a globally operating medium-sized family company and a leading provider of top-class electrical safety products and solutions. 

The range covers applications in the field of mobility for electric or hybrid vehicles, energy generation and distribution, regenerative energy extraction and applications in building technology and various other industrial areas. The development and production of components for the sensitive medical sector is one of the key focus areas for products. ebee smart technologies was founded in 2011. The goal of ebee is to offer cost-effective, intelligent, easy-to-install and publicly accessible charging infrastructure that enables comprehensive synergies with existing infrastructure. Since 2018, ebee has been part of the Bender Group.

About PaymentGenes: 

We help ambitious companies grow with the right expertise and professionals in payments. 

Founded in 2014 by payments industry professionals we grew to become a leading international consulting, interim and recruitment company. We empower and connect payment professionals to facilitate growth. https://www.paymentgenes.com/mobility-as-a-service

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