A new partnership between General Motors and EV Connect has been formed to enhance the charging experience for EV owners in the US.
EV Connect, owners of the largest open EV platform in the US, will help General Motors to improve the charging experience for Chevrolet EV drivers.
EV Connect has more than 6,000 charging ports in the US and will provide General Motors with data regarding the locations of EV charging stations and their status.
The EV Connect Network and the EV Cloud platform will be used to enhance interaction between General Motors, EV owners and utilities.
The real-time data to be provided will be used to enhance future versions of the myChevrolet app.
EV Connect expects to finalise the terms of its collaboration and agreement with General Motors during the third quarter of 2019.
Doug Parks, vice president of autonomous and EV programmes at General Motors, said: “To achieve our vision of a world with zero emissions and to improve the EV driver experience, we are working towards a frictionless customer solution for EVs and chargers.
“By collaborating with EV Connect, we are continuing our efforts to remove obstacles for drivers looking to charge their EV on the go.”
“The only thing more powerful than having many EV charging stations available is having them networked together,” added Jordan Ramer, CEO of EV Connect. “For society to fully realize all the benefits of EVs, we have to reduce range and charging anxiety by giving drivers access to charging and information about chargers, no matter where they travel. It’s a pleasure to collaborate with General Motors on this initiative to make EV charging for GM customers seamless and simple.”