Skoda has expanded its Pay to Fuel service across six European countries. This feature is available for all Skoda ICE models, being sold in the European market. This service aims to streamline the payment process for drivers, allowing them to conveniently settle their refuelling expenses directly from the car’s infotainment system.
This feature is currently available in Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and the company says that this service is set to expand to Portugal and Spain in the near future, with plans for further expansion, including the Czech market.
Upon arrival at a fuel station, the vehicle automatically identifies the location, and the driver can select the station from the in-car navigation, subsequently confirming the petrol station and entering the pump number via the app on the vehicle’s display. Following refuelling, the amount of fuel is confirmed on the infotainment screen, and the payment is processed through debit or credit card, with transaction notifications provided through the MySkoda app and vehicle screen.
The feature requires an up-to-date Amundsen or Columbus infotainment system and a touchscreen size of 9.2 inches or larger, with an active Skoda Connect account with the Remote Access feature enabled.
In addition to collaboration with Mastercard, Parkopedia, and the German FinTech company ryd. Users can enter and verify their payment card through the MySkoda smartphone app.