Jaguar and Shell Introduce Cashless In-Car Fuel Payment System

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Shell App is Part of Updates for 2018 Jaguar XE, XF, and F-PACE models

The software specialists at Jaguar and Shell have put their minds together and come up with a new way for Jaguar owners to fill up at Shell stations.

Instead of swiping a card at the pump or paying inside, customers who have the new Shell app installed in their Jaguar can drive up to any Shell pump and use their car’s touchscreen to select how much fuel they need, then pay using PayPal or Apple Pay. (Android Pay functionality will be added later this year.) An e-receipt will show up on the touchscreen and be sent to the driver’s email address so they can file it into their accounting or expense software at their convenience.

Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover’s Director of Connected Car and Future Technology, said, “In a world where cash is no longer king, customers are increasingly using electronic payments and contactless cards. Making a payment directly from a car’s touchscreen will make refueling quicker and easier. With this new system you can choose any pump at the gas station and pay for the fuel even if you’ve forgotten your wallet or can’t find your credit or debit card.”

The app is available for download in the UK right now. If you’re interested in getting it, but you’re in the U.S., don’t worry. The Shell app is coming to the states and other markets throughout 2017. It’ll be available in Land Rover models with Land Rover InControl Apps and every Jaguar running Jaguar InControl Apps – including the 2018 XE and XF sedans, and F-PACE SUV.

As new as this setup is, Jaguar is already looking beyond it. It wants to expand its “cashless motoring” to other transactions, such as paying for parking, tolls, and even food at a drive-thru restaurant.

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