RFID payments at all ENOC, EPPCO stations in the UAE
Vehicle owners can now fill and go with automated Vehicle Identification Pass system
The Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has announced its ENOC/EPPOC customers can faster and safer refuelling visits as it extends its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based fuel retailing system across its service stations network.
The system is known as Vehicle Identification Pass (ViP), which is an automated and paperless system without the need for cash, fuel cards or receipts. Vehicle owners can simply drive into the service station, refuel with the help of an attendant and drive off.
‘ENOCPay' platform, ViP uses a technology which consists of a securely encoded electronic security tag mounted near the fuel tanks. This enables the nozzle to automatically recognise the fuelling preference individuals have set for their vehicle, calculate the amount of fuel filled from the dispenser, and deduct the money automatically from the individual's ViP account.
H.E. Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, said: "ENOC is clear in its objective of securing Dubai's energy needs and we are committed to doing so with the highest attention to our customer satisfaction. The ViP offering is an outcome of our commitment to advancing the Dubai Government's Smart City initiative. Innovation lies at the core of all our offerings which eventually is aimed at enhancing customer experience and satisfaction."
All 112 stations from the ENOC/EPPOC network will enable customers to purchase the ViP smart tag where it can be installed on the vehicle. The ViP package will be sold at AED 250 per unit. The documents required to register for ViP are: Emirates ID for residents or passport copies for visitors, and the vehicle registration card.
Customers are able to set up numerous personal vehicles per account, enabling large families or individuals with multiple vehicles to better manage their fuel budgets. With each transaction, customers will receive an SMS and an email showing the amount deducted and their remaining balance.
Burhan Al Hashemi, managing director at ENOC Retail added: "Since we launched ViP for corporate customers two years ago, over 75,000 commercial vehicles, including 8,000 taxis, were able to benefit from this technology. Over 3,000 of our commercial customers were able to save four to six per cent annually on their fuel expenses and reduce waiting time at the stations, thus increasing their operational efficiency.
"Now, by extending this service to the general public, we are passing on the benefits of this technology, which are real and time-tested. We hope ViP also becomes a unique tool for people to plan their budgets as all information related to their fuel usage becomes available at the click of a button."
ENOC expects to launch the ‘ENOCPay' mobile app, which will aggregate all current and future payment methods into a single interface. It is expected to be available on iOS and Android phones by Q4 2016.