SVT has recently reported that it is complicated to pay to charge the electric car at public charging stations.

It is unclear what it costs, it often requires registration of personal data, and it is a jungle of apps where you need to be a customer or member to get charged.

There are people who have over 15 apps to be able to charge the car.

Debit cards must be valid

SVT can now report that the three industry organizations that bring together charging companies have agreed on common rules to simplify payment.

Twelve of the major operators now have the option of either paying with a card reader on site or via a QR code that leads to the companies' payment page where it is not required to be a customer or member, or to provide personal information, for example.

Many of the companies have already introduced payment cards, but all must be included by the end of the year.

But you will still need a lot of apps to pay at the companies, will it really be that much easier?

- You need a debit card, that's all you need to think about as a customer.

You do not need to have an agreement with each individual charging operator.

That is the core of this agreement, says Åsa Pettersson.

Pay for the amount of electricity

Now the price will also be clearer.

The norm should be to pay per kilowatt hour, not charging time, just as you buy milk per liter.

Sometimes it may be necessary to pay for charging time to prevent someone from standing for several hours at a charging station.

How do you think there?

- It is important that there is a price per kWh, but there may be a price per minute after a period of charging, just to prevent queues.

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He has 10 apps to be able to charge his electric car Photo: SVT