Sheeva.AI and AeonCharge announced a new strategic partnership that will bring in-vehicle activation and payment of over 50,000 public EV chargers in North America.
It brings together Sheeva.AI, the leader in in-car payments that provides vehicle location-based services that help monetize the driver experience, and AeonCharge, whose app helps EV drivers seamlessly locate, activate, and pay for charging sessions across various charger networks through a single platform.
"So many OEMs shift to electric vehicles today. We are here to help with this transition. While the infrastructure keeps growing, user experience still largely falls short," said Evgeny Klochikhin, founder and CEO of Sheeva.AI.
"By bringing seamless navigation and payments inside the car, together with AeonCharge, we help remove the notorious 'range anxiety' and improve overall ownership experience," he added. "The EV future is clearly focused on user convenience and adoption. I'm proud of what we and all of our partners like AeonCharge have accomplished to help the cause."
"At AeonCharge, our mission is to connect every charger and electric vehicle on the road. Our platform combines thousands of EV chargers into a single interface that makes charging a convenient and easy experience for drivers," says Christopher Jing, Co-Founder and COO at AeonCharge.
He says his firm sees huge potential: "Connecting the drivers to our network directly within cars makes it a thousand times better. It's a new consumer marketplace, and we look forward to working together with Sheeva.AI to grow and scale this opportunity."
Sheeva.AI's patented precise geolocation technology allows drivers to seamlessly pay for and receive services such as EV charging, fueling, parking, curbside pickup and drive-through without leaving the comfort of their vehicle.
The firm's technology automatically detects the vehicle at the specific gas pump, parking spot, electric vehicle charging space, or drive-through lane and enables payments right on the in-vehicle infotainment screen or in any OEM's mobile app.
AeonCharge provides EV drivers with real-time data on the availability of chargers compatible with their vehicle across several popular public charging networks and enables activation of the charging hardware without exiting the car.
The two companies started discussions in mid-2022 and formalized the partnership this week, with plans to allow Sheeva.AI's technology to activate thousands of EV chargers via the car's infotainment screen by the end of 2023.