‘Plug and Charge’ Feature added to EV Ecosystem
DETROIT – General Motors expanded its EVgo collaboration on Friday, adding a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem.
Following the launch, Plug and Charge is available now at nearly all EVgo DC fast-charging stations, says GM.
GM says it is the first original equipment manufacturer to introduce the feature to its EVs.
Drivers with an EVgo account, OnStar connected service and the GM brand app for their vehicle may activate a one-time activation of Plug and Charge within the app. Brand apps includes myChevrolet, myCadillac and myGMC. Charging cables can be plugged in for immediate energy flow after activation.
GM says it plans to further broaden the service to include all Ultium Charge 360 compatible DC fast-charging stations.
The feature is compatible with all the company’s current and upcoming Ultium Platform EVs. This includes the GMC Hummer EV, the Cadillac Lyriq, and Chevrolet Bolt EVs, as well as Bolt EUVS, with DC fast-charging capabilities.
GM says it recognizes how crucial charging is to EV ownership and the new Plug and Charge feature builds on $750 million commitment to charging infrastructure within the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem.
Between the U.S. and Canada, over 100,000 Ultium Charge 360 charging points are available. In addition to the 11 Ultium Charge 360 operators, GM has added EVGateway, EVPassport, EVCS and NoodoeEV.
3,250 additional EVgo fast-chargers will be added to the U.S. by 2025, GM says. The company is also working with dealers to a launch a new program with more than 40,000 level two chargers in local U.S. and Canadian communities.
Hoss Hassani, GM vice president of EV Ecosystem, says the Plug and Charge collaboration with EVgo complements previous Ultium Charge 360 work and is part of this years effort to expand charging infrastructure, access and education.
“We want to be the company that makes the EV experience seamless and convenient for everyone,” he says.
Source: General Motors
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.