Synonyms: ad-hoc payment
In the context of electric mobility and vehicle charging direct payment means that you can pay the charged amount of energy directly at the dedicated location. This can happen via various possibilities like a payment terminal, at a counter and with different payment methods like for example cardbased, cash or via SMS. The main difference to RFID payment options or app based authentication is, that no contract is needed when paid directly at the charging station. Usually the direct payment tariffs offered at public charging stations are more expensive than the contract based alternatives.