GM is sprucing up its smartphone app for homeowners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt via a collaboration with charging community firms EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots.
The concept is to take mixture dynamic knowledge from every of the EV charging networks so homeowners can have a “more seamless charging experience.” In quick: GM desires to make it simpler and extra intuitive for Bolt EV homeowners to seek out and entry charging. Removing hurdles from the charging expertise can go a great distance in convincing extra folks to purchase the Bolt EV, or any EV for that matter.
The partnership with EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots is a notable start thinking about that collectively meaning greater than 31,000 charging ports.
“GM believes in an all-electric future, and this is a significant step to make charging easier for our customers,” mentioned Doug Parks, General Motors vice chairman of Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs. “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.”
GM plans to take the combination charging knowledge from EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots and use it to enhance the myChevrolet app. For occasion, homeowners will be capable of see if a charging station is out there and suitable with the Bolt EV. It additionally will present real-time knowledge on cost stations to report if a charging station is working.
GM plans to create an app interface that can streamline the enrollment course of for every of those networks. The automaker desires homeowners to have the ability to activate a charging session utilizing the app as a substitute of a membership card, however didn’t say when that function could be rolled out.
GM lately made just a few updates to the myChevrolet app that lets homeowners mission the vitality help to the car’s infotainment system by way of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for drivers with mannequin yr 2017 or newer Bolt EVs.
This means Bolt EV drivers can entry data via their infotainment system, like car vary, charging station areas and search, in addition to route planning that takes into consideration charging stops alongside the way in which if the vacation spot is out of vary.
Original purchasers of latest Bolt EVs can have entry to those options at no extra price for 5 years from the car supply date, in line with GM.
GM doesn’t present updates concerning the Bolt EV, and extra broadly its electrical car program, on the similar tempo and…