In the dispute over payment at electric car charging stations, the Federal Council has taken an unprecedented decision. The new charging stations will therefore have to be equipped with credit card and transfer card readers from July 2023. The majority of the state chamber has thus followed the federal government’s proposal to modify the ordinance on charging stations on this matter. point. The banking industry had advocated such a system that would allow users of electric cars to pay with regular bank cards. The association of the automobile industry and the energy industry had strengthened itself against the project and had argued over the costs of installing the readers. They prefer to continue paying through smartphone apps or loyalty cards.