GM is teaming up with EVgo to make it easier to quick charge your electric vehicle. The new service will be called Plug and Charge and is open to everyone who has a GM EV with DC fast-charging ability and a GM brand app. The apps include myChevrolet, myGMC and myCadillac. The photo shows the all-new 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ, which has the DC fast-charging capability. The Plug and Charge ability will be available across the EVgo network throughout the country. People list concerns about charging infrastructure as their major reason for not embracing electric vehicles.
Plug and Charge Service
Once the GM vehicle driver registers their app, Plug and Charge will allow them to start a quick-charging session in seconds without needing to swipe a credit card. The new service will save the driver time and keep the transaction secure. GM’s Plug and Charge service uses the latest version of EVgo’s Autocharge technology, adding enhanced security features.
“We want to be the company that makes the EV experience seamless and convenient for everyone,” said Hoss Hassani, GM vice president of EV Ecosystem. “Our collaboration with EVgo on Plug and Charge complements the work already in place with Ultium Charge 360 and is a part of our larger effort this year to expand charging infrastructure, access and education.”
“At its core, this latest iteration of the Autocharge technology is a customer convenience feature that can save drivers time by simplifying the fast-charging experience while maintaining a high level of security and protection,” said Ivo Steklac, Chief Technology Officer at EVgo. “In collaboration with GM, EVgo continues to implement new technology across multiple hardware and software platforms to enhance the charging experience.”
Making Registration Easy
To use the new Plug and Charge service, GM EV drivers will have to enroll in the EVgo network. The GM EV vehicle will be securely matched the to the driver’s EVgo and GM brand app account. The driver will have to link their EVgo account and activate Plug and Charge in their GM brand app.
EVgo Charging Network
EVgo is the nation’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles. With more than 850 charging locations, EVgo’s owned and operated charging network serves over 60 metropolitan areas across more than 30 states and approximately 375,000 customer accounts. GM is pushing EVgo to add up to 3000 more charging stations by 2025.
For more information around the locations of fast chargers within EVgo’s charging network, visit www.evgo.com.
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