GM will aggregate data from charging networks to streamline the charging experience
General Motors will collaborate with EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots, three of the nation’s leading electric vehicle charging networks, to enable access to the largest collective EV charging network in the US, including more than 31,000 charging ports.
GM plans to aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks so owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV can have a more seamless charging experience with their GM vehicles.
“GM believes in an all-electric future, and this is a significant step to make charging easier for our customers,” said General Motors vice-president of autonomous and EV programmes Doug Parks. “By collaborating with these three companies, we expect to reduce barriers to create a stronger EV infrastructure for the future. This is an important step toward achieving GM’s vision of a world with zero emissions.”
Dynamic charging information received from EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots will enhance future versions of the myChevrolet app. New information to be provided by the charging networks will include real-time data on charge station health to report if a charging station is working, available and compatible with a Bolt EV, offering a one-stop shop for all range and charging data before or during a trip.
Importantly, GM also expects to make enrollment for charging with these networks easier by creating an app interface for all three networks to streamline charger access and potentially allow activation of a charging session using the app instead of a membership card.
GM’s Maven Gig and EVgo partnered in early 2018 to deliver the nation’s first dedicated fast-charging network for on-demand drivers. GM expects to finalise the terms of its collaboration and agreements with EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots during the first quarter of 2019.
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