The payment expert Wirecard supports payment processing for the new online shop of Webasto, a global systems partner for virtually all automotive manufacturers. Electric vehicle charging solutions have recently been made available to buy from the Webasto online shop. As part of the collaboration, the leading global payment service provider Wirecard is integrating four payment types â€“ Visa/Mastercard, iDeal, SOFORT transfers and PayPal â€“ into the web shop, thereby covering the major national and international payment methods.
The trend towards using renewable energy and alternative drivetrains in the automotive sector is growing: According to the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (German Federal Motor Vehicle and Transport Authority; KBA), the number of electric cars in Germany increased to 34,000 in 2017. With this growth, the demand for charging stations has also increased. Currently, there are only around 7,000 charging stations available across Germany.
Fabian Bez, Chairman of Thermo & Comfort Management Board at Webasto: â€œOne thing which still puts many people off buying an electric car these days is the lack of charging stations. Our goal is to offer maximum convenience for the cars of the future too. By offering home charging stations, we are one step nearer to achieving this goal. In Wirecard we have found a partner whose expertise will ensure quick and secure payment processing for our customers.â€
Marion Laewe, Vice President Sales Consumer Goods at Wirecard: â€œBy integrating various payment methods into the Webasto shop, we enable customers to pay conveniently online using their preferred payment method. We are proud to support Webasto in achieving their goals and make electromobility developments even more appealing and accessible.â€