General Motors is expanding its ongoing collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. This will simplify the charging maps, memberships and payment options, according to the initiators.
To take advantage of the new deal, drivers with an EVgo account, active OnStar connected services and the GM brand app for their vehicle must perform a one-time activation of Plug and Charge within the app. Once activated, they can simply plug in the charging cable and energy will start to flow to their vehicle. Plug and Charge is available now at nearly all EVgo DC fast-charging stations.
In time, GM plans to broaden the service to include all compatible DC fast-charging stations across the Ultium Charge 360 network. Currently, the apps that were now united under the new EVgo deal include the ‘myChevrolet’, ‘myCadillac’ and ‘myGMC’ apps.
The collaboration between the two companies started in 2020 with plans to build fast-charging stations across the US by 2025. This plan was then expanded in November 2021 to increase the number of charging stations to be built across the network. 2021 was also the year when General Motors introduced the Ultium Charge 360 service, with the intention of simplifying the charging process.
“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.”
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