Bender selects CCV as payments partner for EV charging stations

24 May 2023 2 min. read

German industrials group Bender has selected CCV as its payments partner for the 300,000 electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations it plans to roll out across Europe over the next few years.

The rapid growth of electrical driving is leading to a surge in demand for infrastructure – EV-charging stations and related services such as payments. This year, around a quarter of new car registrations in Europe are expected to be electric vehicles, and by 2040, it is forecasted that half of all passenger cars driving on European roads will be electric.

The availability of charging stations is a critical success factor for the market’s development. By 2040, close to 300 million charging stations will be needed globally to support the feel of electrical vehicles.

Bender selects CCV as payments partner for EV charging stations

Headquartered in Grünberg, Bender is a provider of electrical solutions for a range of industries. In the e-mobility space, the company provides charging controllers for both home and public EV charging stations.

Supporting the payments infrastructure for Bender’s charging controllers is CCV, which has been selected as the preferred partner following a competitive tender process. That process was overseen by PaymentGenes, a consultancy specialised in the payments scene.

“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,” explained Frank Mehling, Business Development eMobility at Bender.

“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.”

As part of the agreement, the payment terminals of CCV will be integrated into the charging controllers of Bender. Users of the terminals will be able to pay through contactless payments. “This will provide EV drivers a seamless way of paying for their charging.”

“We are excited to work with Bender on this important initiative,” said John Kolthof, CCO of CCV. “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.”

Work on the joint ambition is well underway. Exactly where Bender’s planned 300,000 EV-charging stations will be placed in Europe has not been revealed.

Ward Hagenaar, Head of Consulting at PaymentGenes, said the consulting firm is proud to have been involved with the joining of forces. “We are delighted to have supported the partnership between Bender and CCV. It marks a big step forward in supporting the further growth of EV-charging infrastructure.”