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SPRING, Texas — Several updates are coming to ExxonMobil's Speedpass+ mobile payment app.
Among the updates is the 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 nationwide.
"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 Co. "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 touchscreen and voice commands to easily authorize payment, making it the first fuel payment connected car application in the United States, according to the company. Ford owners can also use the app to check how much fuel is left in the tank when they are away from their car.
With the new updates, Apple owners can now also 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," added Bergeron.
Another new update added to the Speedpass+ app is 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. 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 Smart Card accounts will receive a savings of 20 cents per gallon for the first two months, then 6 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. For consumers who don't yet have a Plenti account, they can sign up from within the Speedpass+ app to begin earning points immediately, the company noted.
"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 Co. "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.
Spring-based ExxonMobil is the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. It is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world.