Plug & Charge Payment is really as easy as Plug and Charge. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 15, 2021 BEVs including the 2021 Lucid Air, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Porsche Taycan are included. Electrify America’s fast charging network now includes a payment technology called Plug&Charge, which allows electric vehicle owners to begin a charge without reaching for their wallet, smartphone or bank card. After a brief online registration, drivers can automatically pay for charging by simply by plugging in their EV. The charger communicates with the vehicle to identify, authenticate, authorize and bill the customer’s registered account for the charging session. The entire process allows for a seamless charging experience for the customer. The technology is now available on all Electrify America chargers across the U.S. as the 2021 models of the Porsche Taycan, Ford Mustang Mach-E and upcoming Lucid Air are hitting the streets. Electrify America offers the fastest charging technology available today to provide charging speeds of up to 150 and 350 kW. The Plug&Charge feature is enabled by advanced vehicle-to-grid communication technology that utilizes encrypted security measures. It follows the ISO 15118 standard, an international standard that outlines the secured communication protocol that an EV and charging station should use to recharge the EV’s battery. It enables simplified charging functionality for the most prevalent EV charging connector type, called the Combined Charging System (CCS). I waited a few months to post this as there still are Plug&Charge teething problems according to posts I have read in some of the Taycan forums. The vehicle owner payment information communications problems should be worked out shortly. We all hope.