EVgo and General Motors (GM) today announced the availability of Plug and Charge for all GM EVs with DC fast-charging capability on the EVgo network.
Plug and Charge enables EVgo GM customers to start a fast-charging session without the need to open a mobile app or swipe an RFID or credit card. Customers must have an EVgo account, active OnStar connected services and the GM brand app (myChevrolet, myGMC, myCadillac) associated with their vehicle to use the new service.
GM’s Plug and Charge service uses the latest iteration of EVgo’s Autocharge technology, adding enhanced security features.
“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.”
This innovative technology will initially be available to almost all GM EVs with DC fast-charging capability at EVgo stations. CHAdeMO does not have a unique identifier and therefore cannot use Autocharge (or plug-and-charge). A certain subset of CCS vehicles also are unable to take advantage of Autocharge due to vehicle manufacturer limitations, the company said in a news release.
After a one-time enrollment, customers will unlock fast charging on the EVgo network with the charger and car communicating to securely match the vehicle to the driver’s EVgo and GM brand app account.