The American concern has announced the launch of the Plug and Charge function, which can be used by owners of both existing and future electric models of the brand. Initially, it will be available at EVgo fast-charging stations.
General Motors announced that thanks to the expansion of its existing cooperation with EVgo, it has added a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. The Plug and Charge function makes it easy to initiate the charging process since charging can begin immediately after connection. GM notes that it has become the first OEM to introduce the Plug and Charge feature for its existing and future electric vehicles, which is designed to work on multiple public networks in North America.
“According to the published press release, Plug and Charge are already available for GMC Hummer EV pickup, Cadillac Lyriq, as well as for Chevrolet Bolt EV/Chevrolet Bolt EUV with a DC charging option.”
To use the Plug and Charge feature, customers must configure their accounts in the appropriate way.
“Our customers with an activated EVgo account, active connected OnStar services, and a GM branded application for their car (Mychevac, my Cadillac, my GMC) must perform a single Plug and Charge activation in the application. After activation, they can simply plug the charging cable and the energy will start flowing to their car — no additional actions are required.”
Initially, the system works with EVgo DC fast-charging stations (“almost all”), but in the future other public chargers in the Ultium Charge 360 network will be included.
The Ultrium Charge 360 network offers access to more than 100,000 charging points in the USA and Canada. Last year, GM expanded its reach by adding several additional operators (EVGateway, EVPassport, EVCS, and NoodoeEV).