Skoda partners with Parkopedia to launch Pay to Fuel in-car payment service

Skoda is expanding its digital services to include Pay to Fuel in collaboration with its payment partner, Parkopedia, who Skoda also works with for its existing Pay to Park service. The Pay to Fuel service enables Skoda drivers to pay for fuel via the car’s infotainment system.

The service is available for all Skoda ICE vehicles with Amundsen or Columbus infotainment systems. In addition to an up-to-date Amundsen or Columbus infotainment system with a touchscreen of 9.2 inches or larger, the service requires an active Skoda Connect account with the Remote Access feature enabled. Using the MySkoda smartphone app, users enter and verify their payment card once. Pay to Fuel is available for all Skoda ICE model series sold in European markets. The service is provided in collaboration with Parkopedia, Mastercard and the German FinTech company, Ryd.

Pay to Fuel is currently available in Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Portugal and Spain will follow soon, and there are also plans for a launch in the Czech market.

The stations supporting Pay to Fuel are listed in the in-car navigation system. After choosing one of these, the vehicle automatically recognises the fuel station upon arrival. The driver opens the app on the vehicle’s display, confirms the petrol station and enters the pump number. After refuelling, the amount due is confirmed on the infotainment screen and the payment is processed via debit or credit card.. The driver then receives a transaction notification in the MySkoda app.

“We are pleased to expand our services with Skoda Auto and continue to deliver industry-leading in-car payments for their drivers,” said Markus Dohl, VP of Sales & Business Development Europe at Parkopedia. “Drivers benefit from a seamless and secure payment process across all available services, accessed directly through the vehicle’s infotainment system, without having to leave the vehicle, use third-party mobile apps or re-enter payment details for each transaction. Pay to Fuel simplifies the process of fuel payments, making it just as convenient as our existing Pay to Park service which has been well received by Skoda customers since launch.”