First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
EVgo has deployed Autocharge technology in North America in a bid to allow customers to charge electric vehicles (EVs) without using apps or credit cards.
Autocharge instantly recognises the EV and begins charging automatically, the company says.
It is being launched on EVgo’s dedicated Maven Gig network – which offers rental cars for drivers who need a car to work for ride-share and delivery services.
The technology will be rolled out across the US by the end of 2019 to all EVgo account holders with a compatible vehicle.
Frank Marotta, Jr., Maven electrification project lead, says: “This technology not only further simplifies the EV charging experience, but also eliminates much of the hassle associated with RFID-card management.”
Last November, EVgo deployed EV fast-chargers to six locations across Los Angeles in a bid to accelerate adoption of the technology.