Pumping your gas is about to get a touch quicker, now that Chevron says it’s planning to bring Apple Pay to its gas pumps next year.
Chevron was the only gas station to officially support Apple Pay when it launched in October, but the bad news was you had to go into the store if you wanted to use your iPhone 6 to pay for petrol. However, according to Chevron’s Twitter account, the gas giant is working alongside Cupertino to bring Apple Pay to the pump by early 2015.
@SingAsana We are working alongside Apple to develop solutions to integrate with Apple Pay at the pump by early 2015.
— Chevron (@Chevron) December 29, 2014
The addition of Apple Pay to gas station pumps could prove to be a huge boost for the mobile wallet in 2015, as Apple looks to sign up more partners and expand into the U.K. and Europe. Chevron and Texaco are still the only gas stations that officially support Apple Pay, though some chains like Circle K have some support at NFC-equipped registers.
Despite being available for only three months, Apple has already signed up enough banks to support Apple Pay that it covers about 90 percent of the credit card purchasing power in the U.S.
Retailers like Whole Foods and McDonald’s report Apple Pay has already become the most popular mobile payment method used at their stores, and with the release of Apple Watch looming in “early 2015,” Apple Pay should make its biggest splash in 2015.