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Shell to support TNG RFID refuelling payments

In the near future, you’ll be able to drive to a Shell petrol station and refuel by using the TNG RFID tag installed on your car. Shell Malaysia, announced that it intends to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Touch ‘n Go to bring RFID refuelling to Malaysian consumers. Additionally, select Shell stations will offer 10,000 TNG RFID tags for free, available from 15 February until 31 March 2020.

Through the partnership, you will be able to make payment for fuel purchases at Shell stations without using your smartphone or interacting with the point-of-sale system. The transaction will, however, be recorded and will appear in the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app. This fully automated and paperless method of refuelling is safe and efficient and also allows you to control, manage and budget your fuel expenses.

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Syahrunizam Samsudin, Chief Executive Officer of Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd with Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd

Currently, consumers can already use Touch ‘n Go eWallet payments at 950 Shell stations nationwide. Implementation of TNG RFID payment will add a new level of convenience for customers in the future.

It will be interesting how this system will be implemented and how the customer experience will ultimately be.

At the moment, the best (imho), frictionless way of refuelling is offered by Petronas’ Setel solution.

RFID payment for refuelling isn’t a completely new concept, at least not in other countries. For instance, in the UAE, the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) uses its proprietary RFID-based ViP technology for fully automated refuelling.

In India, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has also incorporated RFID-based cashless refuelling payment at its 120 outlets across Mumbai and Pune.

Just last week, Touch ‘n Go announced plans to expand the use of its RFID tag technology beyond highway toll payments. It plans to introduce RFID-based parking in Q3 2020 and RFID refuelling in Q4 2020. In 2021, the company aims to roll-out RFID-based drive-thru retail payments.

Free RFID tags

If you’ve missed the deadline to get your free RFID tags from Touch ‘n Go, here’s another chance to do so. At select Shell stations, you can a get free TNG RFID for your car with a minimum spend of MYR50 on your Touch ‘n Go eWallet. The participating stations are located at:

  1. Shell Wangsa Maju 2
  2. Shell Taman Connaught
  3. Shell STN Minyak Kota Warisan 1
  4. Shell PLUS Highway Jalan Duta Klang Bound (Entrance of NKVE Jalan Duta)
  5. Shell Desa Aman Puri
  6. Shell Jalan Kuchai Lama 2
  7. Shell Kota Damansara Seksyen 6
  8. Shell Sri Hartamas
  9. Shell Jalan Kepong 2 (Lot 4086 Jln Kepong Mukim Batu, Kuala Lumpur, 52100)
  10. Shell Jalan Cheras KM 5.5 (PT 7430 HSD 111856, Kuala Lumpur, 56100)

Starting 15 February 2020, TNG RFID tags will be sold for MYR35 per tag for each vehicle. The tag will be covered by a one-time free replacement guarantee against theft or damage.

More goodies

In celebration of the partnership, Touch ‘n Go and Shell are offering a special promo for e-Tunai Rakyat recipients who have made their claims via Touch ‘n Go eWallet. They stand to get a cashback of MYR5 + MYR2 when they spend a minimum of MYR20 at Shell stations nationwide. This promo runs from 17 February until 14 March 2020.

Touch ‘n Go eWallet is one of three e-wallet providers selected to be part of the government’s e-Tunai Rakyat programme. Qualified Malaysians receive MYR30 in e-Wallet incentives. Since the initiative kicked off on 15 January, the government had approved six million applicants as of February, disbursing MYR180 million worth of funds to e-wallets.

Haven’t claimed your e-Tunai Rakyat yet? You may want to claim it with Touch ‘n Go eWallet. Here’s why.

By Vernon

Vernon is the founder and chief editor of A graphic designer by profession, he has a deep love for technology, cars, gadgets, food, and travel. He tweets too much and is also known as a caffeine bacterium ("life's too short for bad coffee"). Bleeds Blue (go Chelsea FC!) and considers BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo cars to have in the garage--for true petrolheads, that is.

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