Wirecard Facilitates Online Sales of Webasto Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

MUNICH, September 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

        - Wirecard handles payment processing for online shop of Webasto 

The payment expert Wirecard supports payment processing for the new online shop of Webasto, a global systems partner for virtually all automotive manufacturers. Electric vehicle charging solutions have recently been made available to buy from the Webasto online shop. As part of the collaboration, the leading global payment service provider Wirecard is integrating four payment types - Visa/Mastercard, iDeal, SOFORT transfers and PayPal - into the web shop, thereby covering the major national and international payment methods.

The trend towards using renewable energy and alternative drivetrains in the automotive sector is growing: According to the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (German Federal Motor Vehicle and Transport Authority; KBA), the number of electric cars in Germany increased to 34,000 in 2017. With this growth, the demand for charging stations has also increased. Currently, there are only around 7,000 charging stations available across Germany.

Fabian Bez, Chairman of Thermo & Comfort Management Board at Webasto: "One thing which still puts many people off buying an electric car these days is the lack of charging stations. Our goal is to offer maximum convenience for the cars of the future too. By offering home charging stations, we are one step nearer to achieving this goal. In Wirecard we have found a partner whose expertise will ensure quick and secure payment processing for our customers."

Marion Laewe, Vice President Sales Consumer Goods at Wirecard: "By integrating various payment methods into the Webasto shop, we enable customers to pay conveniently online using their preferred payment method. We are proud to support Webasto in achieving their goals and make electromobility developments even more appealing and accessible."


        Wirecard media contact: 

        Wirecard AG 
        Jana Tilz 
        Tel.: +49(0)89-4424-1363 
        Email: jana.tilz@wirecard.com  


About Wirecard:  

Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licences for card and account products. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI). For further information about Wirecard, please visit http://www.wirecard.com or follow us on Twitter @wirecard.


        Webasto media contact: 

        Webasto SE 
        Petra Diederichs 
        Tel.: +49(0) 89-8579-4670 
        Email: petra.diederichs@webasto.com 


About Webasto:  

The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner for almost all automotive manufacturers and is one of the top 100 suppliers in the industry worldwide. The company's core competencies encompass the development and production of sunroofs, panoramic roofs and convertible roofs as well as heating systems for all drivetrains. In addition, Webasto is building up an electromobility product portfolio with battery systems and charging solutions. The Webasto Group had sales of EUR 3.2bn in 2016 and employs more than 12,000 staff at over 50 locations (of which 30 are production sites). Webasto Group is headquartered in Stockdorf near Munich and was founded in 1901. For more information please visit: http://www.webasto-group.com / http://www.twitter.com/WebastoGruppe.

SOURCE Wirecard AG