EVgo is First North American EV Charging Network to Deploy Autocharge Technology, Enabling an Instant Start-Your-Charge Experience Without Apps or Cards
Autocharge launched first on EVgo’s Dedicated Network for General Motors’ Maven Gig Members, followed by nationwide rollout to all CCS chargers by end of 2019
LOS ANGELES - April 15, 2019 - EVgo, the nation’s largest public fast charging network, today became the first North American EV charging network to debut Autocharge technology. This innovative technology instantly recognizes a customer’s vehicle and initiates automatic charging after a one-time registration, making it even easier for drivers to fast charge with EVgo.
Autocharge functionality enables EVgo registered customers to start a fast charging session in seconds without the need to open the EVgo app or swipe an RFID or credit card – saving EV drivers time and delivering a seamless fast charging experience. EVgo’s Autocharge rollout reaffirms the company’s leadership position, ahead of industry-wide implementation of the ISO 15118 ‘Plug&Charge’ standard, which is in development but not yet scheduled for launch by automakers. Autocharge is being launched on EVgo’s dedicated network for Maven Gig members and will be rolled out nationwide by the end of 2019 to all EVgo account holders with a CCS charger-compatible vehicle.
“Autocharge technology saves EVgo members time and makes fast charging as simple as plugging in and walking away,” said Ivo Steklac, EVgo’s Chief Technology Officer. “As the first EV charging network to launch Autocharge in North America, EVgo continues to build on our track record of delivering industry-leading customer experience for our members and partners.”
“This technology not only further simplifies the EV charging experience, but also eliminates much of the hassle associated with RFID-card management.” said Frank Marotta, Jr., Maven Electrification Project Lead. “We are excited to see this technology rolled out more widely, both at our dedicated Maven Gig stations, and across the EVgo public network for our members.”
Maven Gig and EVgo first partnered in April 2018 to deliver the nation’s first dedicated fast-charging network for on-demand drivers.
EVgo is America’s Largest Public EV Fast Charging Network. EVgo’s fast chargers deliver convenient, fast charges to EV drivers on the go, delivering up to 90 miles of range in 30 minutes. EVgo’s fast chargers are compatible with all EV models currently on the market that accept DC Fast Charging. With more than 1,100 fast chargers and more than 1,000 Level 2 chargers in 66 metropolitan markets, EVgo’s network in 34 U.S. states allows EV drivers to travel further while providing exemplary service by maintaining and operating its charging stations. EVgo offers a variety of flexible pricing options for drivers including Pay As You Go and low-cost Membership options.
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About Maven Gig
Maven Gig, part of Maven Car Sharing, is a service that allows members to easily participate in the freelance economy without worrying about owning a car. Freelancers can reserve a vehicle for as little as one week to earn money with eligible rideshare and delivery services. Unlimited miles, insurance, maintenance and 24/7 roadside assistance are included. Vehicles, including the Chevrolet Bolt EV, are currently available through the Maven app in 10 cities: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
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