Hey, I get your frustration with all the apps, there's a lot of garbage out there, but I'd be a lot more worried about games and social stuff from no-name developers than a company with actual physical assets. Not to say that larger companies haven't had problems either. At the same time, don't forget about Bubba down at the filling station that skims your card when you fill up. That happens daily. In reality, chargepoint probably uses the same payment processor company as many of your other payments, so it's probably no less secure. I can't speak for them, but I wouldn't want to have anybody's credit card on my servers. Leave that to the bank. And about the banks... Having a balance with chargepoint is better in regards to fees. Everybody's fee agreement is different, but the bank always makes out, whether it's a per transaction fee, which can be DOLLARS in some cases, or percentages. And with charging fees being so
low, the company racks up a LOT of $2 transactions. Sufficee to say, the more your times a card gets "swiped" the more the customer and the store are getting hosed. It's in everybody's best interests to minimize the number of transactions. As for chargepoint, or any other vendor, they all do their best to save as much money as possible and there just might be some potential what if kind of evils in there. And unfortunately, if you want to drive cross country, you need to buy "fuel". It is what it is.