Charging electric cars should be as easy as filling a tank with gasoline. Anyone who drives a Tesla already knows this: simply plug it in and charge it, no charge card or the like. Now GM is taking the next step in that direction. For this purpose, the existing cooperation with EVgo has been expanded.
General Motors is the first US automaker to offer plug-and-charge functionality for the company’s current and future electric vehicles, designed to operate across multiple North American public charging networks.
Drivers with an active EVgo account, OnStar Connected Services and the GM-branded app for their vehicle (myChevrolet, myCadillac, myGMC) only need to activate Plug and Charge once within the app. Then, they can simply plug in the charging cable and power will start flowing into their car – no more steps are needed.
Plug and Charge is currently available at almost all EVgo DC fast charging stations. However, GM plans to expand the service to all DC-compatible fast charging stations over the Ultium Charge 360 network. Plug and Charge works with all current and upcoming GM electric vehicles based on the Ultium platform, including the GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ . It also works with Chevrolet Bolt EVs and Bolt EUVs with DC fast charging capability—two of the most affordable electric vehicles available in the United States today.
lug and charge builds on GM’s previously announced commitment to invest nearly $750 million in charging infrastructure through the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. Ultium Charge 360 is a holistic charging approach that integrates GM’s charging networks, mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the entire charging experience for electric vehicle owners, fleets and dealers.
Ultium Charge 360 gives GM EV drivers access to more than 100,000 charging points across the US and Canada. Over the past year, General Motors has added EVGateway, EVPassport, EVCS and NoodoeEV to its expanded network of 11 Ultium Charge 360 charging station operators.
GM is also continuing its efforts to expand its loading stations. The company is working with EVgo to deploy more than 3,250 additional fast charging stations across the United States by 2025. In addition, the company is working to launch a program with its agents to deploy more than 40,000 Type 2 charging opportunities in communities across the United States and Canada.
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