Introduction to Wallets

Every eDRV User now supports a Wallet deeply integrated with charging session management. Wallets make it easy for developers to offer a friction-free charging experience for your drivers.


Every user object has a property called wallet.balance which will reflect the user's current balance. As a developer, you should be aware of the following conditions that can apply to the user's wallet balance:

  • The amounts specified (in every API call request and response) are in Cents (100¢ = 1 USD, 10008¢ = 100.08 USD etc )
  • To start a session, the user must have a minimum wallet balance. This value is configurable at an organizational level. ( user.wallet.balance >= organization.minimum_balance_to_start_session ). Users cannot start a session until their wallet balance exceeds that defined value.
  • The user can run a session until their balance reaches 0. After that, the system will auto-terminate any running sessions.
  • Currently, eDRV Payment Links and Wallets support USD (US Dollars) as the default currency. We will add support for other currencies in the near future.

Backward Compatibility: Creating a Wallet for Existing Users

For existing eDRV users you can force the creation of a wallet, by calling the GET /users/:id/wallet API. This creates a wallet if the user does not have one and returns the user object with a wallet.

  "_id": "63e0d8e8d53c887204076733",
  "firstname": "Test",
  "lastname": "Test",
  "active": true,
  "address": {},
  "phone": {},
  "email": "[email protected]",
  "favorite_chargestations": [],
  "wallet": {
    "_id": "63e0d8e8d53c887204076733",
    "test_mode": true,
    "balance": 0,
    "currency": "USD",
    "auto_top_up": {
      "active": false,
      "payment_method": null,
      "amount": 0
    "createdAt": "2023-02-06T10:39:36.942Z",
    "updatedAt": "2023-02-06T10:39:36.942Z"
  "role": "user",
  "payment_methods": [],
  "createdAt": "2023-01-27T23:14:23.139Z",
  "updatedAt": "2023-02-06T10:39:37.017Z"

What’s Next

Learn how to add credit to a user's wallet.