General Motors Makes EV Charging on the Go Easier Than Ever

As General Motors Co. in Detroit moves toward its vision of a world with zero emissions, the automaker is making enhancements to Energy Assist, a standard feature available in the myChevrolet mobile app for Bolt EV owners.
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Enhancements to the Energy Assist feature of the myChevrolet mobile app provides access to a nationwide network of public charging stations and real-time station data to simplify EV ownership. // Photo courtesy of Chevrolet

As General Motors Co. in Detroit moves toward its vision of a world with zero emissions, the automaker is making enhancements to Energy Assist, a standard feature available in the myChevrolet mobile app for Bolt EV owners.

Energy Assist, first available for customers in 2017, currently enables Bolt EV owners to plan and manage their routes more effectively, locate available charging stations – both along their route and in the area – monitor their route, and receive real-time alerts if their range projections change dramatically. Energy Assist is integrated with data from the vehicle, which enables intelligent planning and precise charge time predictions.

“We’re providing EV owners with the tools to easily find available public charging stations,” says Rick Spina, vice president of AV/EV commercialization at GM. “The enhancements to Energy Assist offer Chevrolet Bolt EV owners a holistic charging experience while they’re on the go – whether traveling near home or on a cross-country road trip.”

Energy Assist enhancements include:

  • Dynamic data integration from charging networks EVgo and ChargePoint within Energy Assist, so Bolt EV owners can have a more seamless charging experience with their GM vehicles.
  • Start-to-charge. At eligible charging stations, owners now can link their EVgo account to activate and pay for charging sessions right from the myChevrolet mobile app, eliminating the need to toggle between apps and streamline the payment process.
  • More than 40,000 charging stations in North America.
  • The ability to review and rate charging stations.

Original purchasers of new Bolt EVs have access to the Energy Assist features in the myChevrolet mobile app at no additional cost for five years from the vehicle delivery date, after they accept the myChevrolet mobile app terms. Energy Assist is available for Bolt EV owners in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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