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Chevrolet Will Now Let You Pay for Gas on Your Touchscreen

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/18/2018 Motor Trend Staff
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Late last year, General Motors launched Marketplace, an app integrated into the multimedia systems of certain vehicles. It allows you to purchase food and other goods and services straight from your touchscreen. Now, on certain Chevrolet vehicles with Marketplace, you can pay for gas at Shell stations without having to get out of your car.

To use the feature, drivers will click on the Marketplace app on their car's touchscreen, and then press the Shell icon. Drivers will be able to select the specific Shell station where they want to refuel. Then, the touchscreen will spit out a code that drivers can use when they arrive at the station to activate their desired pump. The charges will be added to the driver's payment method on file.

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In addition to helping drivers find and pay for gas, the Marketplace app also allows drivers to make dinner reservations, find hotels, and pay for parking. It also has a "Shop" section that offers deals specific to their vehicles, such as discounts for oil changes or deals on GM accessories.

Chevrolet is piloting the Shell feature right now in Detroit, Houston, and Seattle. This summer, Chevrolet will launch a nationwide rollout. Eventually, the feature will spread to other GM brand vehicles. The goal is to introduce it in 4 million GM vehicles by the end of the year.

GM isn't the only automaker to let you pay for gas on your touchscreen. Jaguarrolled out the feature in parts of Europe, although it's not yet available in the U.S. Jaguar's program lets you pay with Apple Pay, Android Pay, or PayPal.

Source: Chevrolet

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe at Shell station© Motor Trend Staff 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe at Shell station
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