EVgo and GM offer Plug and Charge service across network

June 28, 2022
The service will initially be available to all GM EVs with DC fast-charging capability. Customers will be able to start fast charging on the EVgo network without having to swipe a card or open an app, after a one-time enrollment

EVgo and General Motors are offering Plug and Charge for all GM EVs with DC fast-charging on the EVgo network. The only requirements are for customers to have an EVgo account, active OnStar connected services and the GM brand app.

The Plug and Charge service uses EVgo’s latest Autocharge technology with enhanced security.

“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.”

The service will initially be available to all GM EVs with DC fast-charging capability. Customers will be able to start fast charging on the EVgo network without having to swipe a card or open an app, after a one-time enrollment. The charger and car will communicate securely and match the vehicle to the driver’s EVgo and GM brand app account.

“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.”

The auto giant is vowing to deliver 30 all-new EV models globally by 2025, with two-thirds of those planned for the North American market. Ultium is the EV architecture and propulsion system which provides the foundation for GM’s promised all-electric future, company leaders say.