The Monta-CPI Partnership Enables Contactless Payments

Alok Dubey, Regional Director Strategic Sales, shares how Monta is empowering EV drivers & expanding EV charging options through its CPI partnership

EV charging platform Monta has become fully integrated with contactless payment terminal provider, CPI, which will let EV drivers pay for their public charging session by tapping their contactless device or payment card. 

This follows The UK Public Charging Regulations which came into effect on 24th November 2023, meaning that charge point operators must offer a contactless payment option, for charge points over 8kW. 


Simplifying EV charging

Founded in 2020, Monta wants to simplify charging and believes that democratising its data will support the adoption of electric cars across a variety of applications. 

EV drivers using a charge point with Monta’s software now have the choice between a contactless payment method or the Monta app.

Partnerships create greater choice for EV drivers 

Alok Dubey, Regional Director Strategic Sales at Monta, spoke exclusively with EV magazine to discuss this.

“Our ambition is to deliver the most seamless charging experience for Britain’s current and

future EV owners and with the UK Public Charging Regulations now in effect, charge point

operators must offer a contactless payment option on charge points over 8kW,” he said. “Giving the public confidence that there will be a reliable EV charging network for them to use, as and when they need it, is an essential part of ensuring a smooth transition to EV - but charging must be simple and seamless - which includes drivers having a choice in the way they pay for sessions.

“It is through partnerships with companies like CPI that we can ensure that future and current EV drivers have the option to pay for their public charging session with just the tap of a contactless device, or payment card - helping to alleviate ‘range anxiety’ and boosting confidence in owning and operating an EV.

“CPI is now set to support our business customers to have greater choice when selecting the terminal to fit, and subsequently facilitate this payment method.”

To track fleet charging systems, Siemens chose to partner with Monta for its CPMS, to deliver accurate data on EV charger usage and monetary returns. 

“We’re excited to be working together with Monta, integrating their innovative, feature-filled software into our offerings,” says Markus Mildner, CEO eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “This supports our ambitions to further expand EV charging infrastructure.” 

Monta was able to calculate the reduction of CO2 emissions over the past 12-months, through its SmartCharge feature which checks the users local forecasted electricity prices, tariffs and energy emissions data, automatically creating the perfect charge schedule. 

“Our user data has shown that 14,000 drivers saved €310,000 over 590,000 charges, equating to a saving of approximately €22 per driver per charge in 2023,” said Alok. 



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