RFID Cards or Fobs for Electric Vehicle Charging

Categorized as Charging, Charging Apps

Update 12-11-2021 After travelling for two months in my electric vehicle I have used the Chargefox RFID card at Chargefox chargers as it was quicker and easier than getting out my phone and opening the Chargefox app. It made charging very easy and links through to your Chargefox account, so you see it in your app afterwards as well. All you need to do is tap the Chargefox RFID card on the reader on the charger and it recognises your account and starts charging for you.

Same for Evie charging, the Evie RFID card was quick and easy to use and you can always open the Evie App later to see your charge history.

19-08-2021 I thought it might be good to have some RFID cards, that sit in the glove box, just in case I don’t have a working phone with me. So I have ordered three.

Chargefox invites people to order an RFID card, linked to their account, to use instead of paying through the app on your phone. See https://www.chargefox.com/rfid/

Evie offered a key fob RFID card which you can order through their app. Mine came through the post within a week and was credit card size RFID card https://support.goevie.com.au/hc/en-us

I  ordered a RFID card from ChargePoint too. it came through the post in about a week and is a smaller, half size type of card. Apparently, due to ChargePoint’s withdrawal from Australia recently, ChargePoint chargers in Australia no longer work through the app, you need the rfid card to release the plug. https://au.chargepoint.com/home?redirect=%2F

Here is the Smart Charge RFID Card. They are in Qld but looking to grow. Really friendly helpful staff. https://smart-charge.com.au