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EVgo launches Autocharge technology for Maven Gig users

EVgo drivers can start a charging session without mobiles apps or swiping cards

EVgo has become the first North American EV charging network to debut Autocharge technology. The innovative technology recognises 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 .

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.

“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.

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