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Z Energy launches NZ-first pay by number plate option in time to make the Christmas road trip easier

02/12/2020 - General News

Z Energy has launched another NZ-first innovation in its free app with a digital payment option that uses number plate recognition to make fuelling up easier, just in time for the Christmas road trip.

To use pay by plate, motorists simply need to download Z App and register their number plate. Once registered, the cameras at Z Energy service stations will read the vehicle’s number plates automatically and release the pumps in any lane. Payment is automatically processed in the app once the nozzle is replaced - allowing the customer to fill up and go without needing to enter the store.

An evolution of the company’s successful ‘Fastlane’ trial, the pay by plate feature is all about ease and choice for customers, and follows in the footsteps of other leading in-app innovations such as award-winning virtual fuel tank, Sharetank, Pre order coffee and fuel emission smart calculator, Carbon Count.

In the time of COVID-19, pay by plate is also about giving customers the choice to pay their way with a contactless option said Z’s Chief Customer Officer, Jane Anthony.

“We knew from the big increase in the popularity of our pre-order coffee in Z App after Alert Level 4 was lifted that many people are after a touch-free and efficient way of making purchases. Pay by plate provides another option for making filling the tank more convenient and reducing the number of surfaces customers need to touch.”

Pay by plate is currently available at 61 Z Energy stations around the country.

For more information, see Pay with Z App.

Media contact – Victoria.Crockford@z.co.nz