GM has improved the Energy Assist feature of its myChevrolet mobile app to make living an electric life easier for Bolt EV owners. Newly added to the app are the ability to check charger availability at EVGo and ChargePoint charging stations, and the ability to pay at EVGo stations via the myChevrolet app; the ability to review and rate charging stations is coming soon.
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Energy Assist already included route planning and range-adjustment notifications that helped drivers plan trips to include charging stations and notify drivers of any sudden decrease in available range.
Chevrolet says Bolt EV owners will now have access to more than 40,000 charging stations in the U.S., including 30% more DC fast-charging stations compared with 2019 availability. While the ability to locate available chargers currently only applies to EVGo and ChargePoint locations, Chevrolet says it will continue to add other providers to this feature throughout the year.
Users of the myChevrolet app will also be able to pay for and activate charging at EVGo stations via Chevy’s app, eliminating the need to switch back and forth between multiple apps or pull out a credit card. Chevy says it will also be adding more providers to this service as the year progresses.
The last, and not yet active, new feature to come is the ability for owners to review and rate charging stations using the myChevrolet app. Owners will be able to give stations a star rating and leave comments, which may prove valuable when testing the limits of the Bolt EV’s range in unfamiliar locales.
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Bolt EV owners get access to the Energy Assist feature of the myChevrolet app for five years from the vehicle’s delivery date for free, so these changes will apply to all current Bolt EV owners (assuming, of course, the owner uses the myChevrolet app).
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