Electric Vehicles are finally here and very soon everybody will be driving it on the highways and byways.
With that being said, General Motors is positioning it self by joining a list of car manufacturers focused on streamlining the EV charging process at their charging stations aka [filling stations].
The automaker is equipping its models with ‘Plug and Charge’ or ‘Plug and Play’, in order for motorist to easily plug in and automate payments at different charging stations.
According to news reports and TechCrunch, the Plug and Charge technology has been available since 2014, the industry has been slow to agree on terms and standards to authenticate payment, hardware and software required. The report states, Tesla was the only automaker with that functionality for almost a decade.
Hoss Hassani, GM vice president of EV Ecosystem, in a statement said: “We want to be the company that makes the EV experience seamless and convenient for everyone, as well as take the mystery and fear factor out of EV ownership.”
“Plug and Charge the work already in place with Ultium Charge 360 and will be part of a much larger effort this year to expand charging infrastructure, access and education.”
GM joins the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi, Hyundai, Volkswagen and ford who recently launched or are in the process of launching the plug and charge feature.