EVgo Inc. announced the launch of Autocharge+, which enables streamlined charging for EV drivers across the U.S., according to the company's news release.
With Autocharge+, which is available at all EVgo DC fast charging locations, EVgo said drivers with compatible EVs are able to start a charging session in seconds by plugging in – eliminating the need to swipe a credit card, tap an EVgo program card (RFID), or open an app to initiate a session.
“EVgo believes every step of the charging experience must be convenient and easy, including locating and reserving a charger, finding nearby shopping and experiences, and now with Autocharge+, seamlessly initiating a charging session,” said Ivo Steklac, chief technology officer at EVgo. “The modern digital technology we’ve built is making charging an EV even simpler than fueling up at a gas station. Autocharge+ is game-changing just like mobile wallets and same-day delivery have become, once again demonstrating EVgo’s leadership in delivering cutting-edge charging services for EV drivers.”
EVgo recently announced the availability of Plug and Charge for all General Motor EVs with fast charging capabilities on the EVgo network, according to the news release. The launch makes Autocharge+, previously deployed for EVgo’s fleet customers, now available to all drivers with a compatible CCS EV.
EVgo said many CCS EV models are Autocharge+ compatible, including the Cadillac LYRIQ, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 Lightning, Genesis GV60, GMC Hummer EV, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia Niro Electric, Kia EV6, Mercedes-Benz EQS, Polestar 2, Subaru Solterra, Toyota bZ4x, and Volvo XC40 Recharge.
Autocharge+ is available exclusively to EVgo customers.