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EVgo Expands Autocharge+ to More Than 50 Electric Vehicle Models

09 April 2024

  • EVgo’s Autocharge+ offers drivers the ability to seamlessly initiate fast charging sessions by simply plugging in – no app, RFID card, or credit card swipe needed

LOS ANGELES / Apr 09, 2024 / Business Wire / EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO), one of the nation’s largest public fast charging networks for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced that more than 50 EV models are eligible for its seamless Autocharge+ feature. Once enrolled, Autocharge+ showcases a best-in-class customer experience for EV drivers by eliminating the need to open an app, swipe a credit card, or tap an EVgo program (RFID) card to initiate a fast charging session on the EVgo network.

Since its launch in September 2022, Autocharge+ has steadily grown across the EVgo network – and in 2023 alone, the percentage of charging sessions initiated using Autocharge+ nearly doubled, reaching approximately 17% of all charging sessions initiated in the fourth quarter. Most EVs with CCS connectors support this feature as well as Tesla models that are compatible with the CCS Combo 1 Adapter.1 Additionally, EVgo plans to support Autocharge+ through its integrated NACS connectors once implemented across the network.

“The key to achieving widespread EV adoption in the U.S. is giving EV drivers a convenient, streamlined charging experience, and Autocharge+ does just that,” said Stacey Stewart, SVP of Charging at EVgo. “Through our collaboration with automakers and ongoing interoperability testing with new and existing EV models, EVgo continues to enhance the customer experience across the network for everyone – no matter which EV model they choose to drive.”

Autocharge+ contributes to EVgo’s “One & Done” success rate, a measure of a driver’s ability to successfully initiate a charging session on their first attempt, by combining payment and session initiation methods into one simple step: plugging in. In addition to the testing and diagnostic work performed at the EVgo Innovation Lab and other efforts included in EVgo’s ReNew program, Autocharge+ contributed to the Company’s achievements in increasing the One & Done success rate by six percentage points over the course of 2023.

To see a full list of eligible models and for more information about Autocharge+, visit www.evgo.com/autocharge.

For more information about the EVgo charging network, visit www.evgo.com.

1 Including older and/or discontinued EV models.

About EVgo

EVgo (Nasdaq: EVGO) is a leader in charging solutions, building and operating the infrastructure and tools needed to expedite the mass adoption of electric vehicles for individual drivers, rideshare and commercial fleets, and businesses. EVgo is one of the nation’s largest public fast charging providers, featuring over 950 fast charging locations across more than 35 states, including stations built through EVgo eXtend™, its white label service offering. EVgo is accelerating transportation electrification through partnerships with automakers, fleet and rideshare operators, retail hosts such as grocery stores, shopping centers, and gas stations, policy leaders, and other organizations. With a rapidly growing network and unique service offerings for drivers and partners including EVgo Optima™, EVgo Inside™, EVgo Rewards™, and Autocharge+, EVgo enables a world-class charging experience where drivers live, work, travel and play.

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