Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE owners can now use the touchscreen of their car to pay for fuel at Shell service stations with a new in-car cashless payment system. Rather than using a card at the pump, or in front of the gas station, owners who install the Shell app can simply drive up to any pump at a Shell gas station (initially in the UK and then globally) and use the vehicle’s touchscreen to select how much fuel they require and pay via PayPal or Apple Pay. Android Pay will be added later in 2017. Once the driver has filled up, an electronic receipt will be displayed on the touchscreen, so customers can leave the gas station confident of having paid. A receipt will also be sent directly from the pump to the driver’s email address so it can be added to accounting or expenses software. Unlike current phone-based payment methods, Shell and Jaguar Land Rover have created a simple but secure customer experience that uses geolocation technology and a cloud based pre-payment check with the PayPal or Apple Pay wallet. The Shell app with in-car cashless payments will be available to download from 15 February and will be rolled out to additional markets globally during 2017.
The Shell app is one of several new enhancements to Jaguar’s F-PACE, XE and XF models. Other updates include the introduction of the latest efficient Ingenium gas and diesel engines and the addition of convenience features such as gesture technology where the sweep of a foot can open the trunk.