UTA Edenred, a leading European mobility service provider and an Edenred company, today introduced UTA EasyFuel, a smartphone-based digital fuel card for fast, secure and convenient fuel transactions. With the UTA EasyFuel app, drivers can process fuel transactions directly at the pump in real time and in compliance with data protection laws.
Using the digital fuel card not only eliminates the need to queue at checkout, but also prevents fraud (particularly theft and misuse of card data) and will give fleet managers tighter control over the amount of fuel added to their vehicles’ tanks. UTA Edenred’s new solution incorporates technology from CarPay-Diem, a European leader in mobile payment orchestration.
UTA EasyFuel will initially be available in the DACH region – through one of the region’s largest mobile acceptance networks – by the end of the first half of 2022. Then it will be rolled out gradually to further European countries by the end of the year. The app is available for iOS, Android and Huawei devices and can be downloaded for free in the corresponding app stores.
Commenting Carsten Bettermann, CEO of UTA Edenred, said: “By digitising our fuel cards, we’re significantly increasing the speed and security of our transactions. For customers, that means a faster and more convenient fuelling experience. In CarPay-Diem, we’ve found the ideal mobile processing implementation partner.”
Lukas Schneider, Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer at UTA Edenred, added: “The launch of UTA EasyFuel is an important step in our journey to becoming an all-in-one digital platform for our customers’ mobility requirements.”
Frederic Stiernon and Alain Tayenne, the founders of CarPay-Diem, stated: “As one of the leading and most established fuel card providers in Europe, UTA Edenred is the ideal application partner for our services. We look forward to driving this project forward together.”
By moving from physical fuel cards to a fully digital service, UTA Edenred is bringing fuel procurement into the digital age. Even before the coronavirus pandemic emerged, customers were demanding contactless processing of fuel charges at pumps so that they would not have to queue at the register. Today, UTA EasyFuel provides an entirely new fuelling experience. Not only do UTA Edenred customers benefit from the faster processing and improved security that UTA EasyFuel delivers, but UTA acceptance partners do too.