First app to connect a car with mobile fuel payment in the United
First app to use Apple Watch to pay for gasoline at a majority of its
First app to allow consumers to apply for a credit card and use to
save on fuel
SPRING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil announced today that it is rolling out several updates to its
Speedpass+ mobile payment app, including use of the app with both Ford
vehicles equipped with Ford SYNC®3 and the Apple Watch to purchase
Synergy™ fuel and car washes at approximately 10,000 participating Exxon
and Mobil stations across the United States.
“With these updates to the Speedpass+ app, consumers now have even more
options to pay for fuel while sitting in the comfort of their car –
either using Ford SYNC 3 or the Apple Watch,” said Matt Bergeron, vice
president of marketing for ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties
Marketing Company. “This is more than a cashless payment app; it is a
platform that earns and redeems Plenti loyalty points and manages
receipts. With ExxonMobil’s heritage and commitment to innovation, the
Speedpass+ app continues to bring new benefits to its users.”
Introduced in early 2017, Ford’s AppLink technology in SYNC 3 allows
Speedpass+ app users to use the in-vehicle touch screen and voice
commands to easily authorize payment, making it the first fuel payment
connected car application in the United States. Ford owners can also use
the app to check how much fuel is left in the tank when they are away
from their car, allowing them to better plan their day.
In addition, Apple owners can now use the Speedpass+ app on their Apple
Watch. With just a few clicks on the watch, consumers can select their
pump and authorize payment. “We are always looking for ways to give
Exxon and Mobil consumers a safe, clean, convenient, and quick way to
fill up, and mobile payments are helping us to redefine the consumer
shopping experience at the pump,” said Bergeron.
ExxonMobil is introducing several other new updates to the Speedpass+
app, including the option to use the new Apply and Buy feature in the
app to apply for an ExxonMobil Smart Card™, a private label credit card
issued by Citibank, N.A. Once an application is approved, the card will
be automatically added as a payment option within the app for the
consumer to begin using. For a limited time, new accounts will receive a
savings of 20 cents per gallon for the first two months, then six cents
on every gallon after that.
These Smart Card saving benefits can also be combined with points earned
through the Plenti Loyalty Program. To earn Plenti points with each
Speedpass+ transaction, consumers can simply link their Plenti account
with their Speedpass+ account. And for consumers who don’t yet have a
Plenti account, they can sign up from within the Speedpass+ app to begin
earning points immediately.
“We are focused on providing consumers with the best possible experience
at our Exxon and Mobil stations. This includes making the process to
earn and use Plenti points completely seamless,” said Kim Kemper, U.S.
loyalty manager for ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing
Company. “The Speedpass+ app makes earning and redeeming Plenti points
as easy as possible.”
All Speedpass+ app transactions are secure and use an encrypted token to
protect the consumer’s data. Consumers can select their payment method
from a number of options including major credit cards, debit cards,
ExxonMobil Smart Cards, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
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