It is not always necessary to use a charge pass (RFID) to start charging.
Charging can also be started in the following ways:
- Automatic start by plugging the cable in the car (Plug & Charge authorisation). For more information, please refer to: "How do I convert a charging station to a Plug & Charge authorisation?"
- Starting remotely (remote) via the back office. Almost every back office offers the option to start or stop a transaction remotely via the back office. Please contact your back-office provider for this.
- Via a mobile application. Some charging station operators (such as Fastned or Allego) have an app that can be used to start charging. These applications are, however, not always available for public charge points.
If the RFID functionality is activated on a charging station (all charging stations that have not been ordered as Plug & Charge), require a charge pass to start charging. In that case, it is possible to authorise or deny certain passes. See also: How do I add an additional charge pass to the charging station?