Jaguar drivers are lucky twice:
- First, because the own a Jaguar.
- Secondly because they have the possibility to pay for fuel with PayPal or Apple Pay via a new cashless payment app at Shell service stations in the UK. Android Pay will be added later in 2017.
Rather than using a card at the pump, or queuing in the forecourt shop, Jag owners who install the Shell app can simply drive up to any pump at a participating Shell service station and use the vehicle’s touchscreen to select how much fuel they require and pay using.
The benefits for Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover’s Director of Connected Car and Future Technology, are clear : “In a world where cash is no longer king, customers are increasingly using electronic payments and contactless cards. Making a payment directly from a car’s touchscreen will make refuelling quicker and easier. With this new system you can choose any pump on the forecourt and pay for the fuel even if you’ve forgotten your wallet or can’t find your credit or debit card.”
“You will save time because there’s no more queuing to pay in a shop, and for drivers with children, it won’t be necessary to wake them up, or unstrap them from their seats to take them into the shop. Expenses and tax returns will also be made much simpler, with no receipts to lose as these will all be sent electronically.”