EVgo Inc., one of the nation’s largest public fast-charging networks for electric vehicles, announced that Rivian Automotive’s R1T and R1S models have joined the list of compatible EVs for Autocharge+.
Autocharge+ allows EV drivers to seamlessly initiate a charging session by plugging in their vehicle to an EVgo fast charger.
With the addition of Rivian, there are now 30 eligible vehicle models that can be enrolled in Autocharge+, according to EVgo.
EVgo Autocharge+ enables drivers with compatible EVs to initiate a charging session in seconds, eliminating the need to open an app, swipe a credit card or tap an RFID EVgo program card. Since launching in September 2022, Autocharge+ now accounts for 13% of all charging sessions on the company’s nationwide network, according to the company.
“As we’ve seen with rideshare, on-demand delivery, contactless payments and beyond – the more frictionless and dependable an experience is, the more people will embrace it.” said Ivo Steklac, chief technology officer at EVgo. “EVgo is committed to delivering reliable and convenient fast charging, and Autocharge+ offers the seamless customer experience that drivers expect. We’re thrilled to welcome Rivian drivers to Autocharge+ and look forward to expanding the program for even more EV drivers in the future.”
In addition to the Rivian R1T and R1S, six other new EV models have joined the Autocharge+ eligibility list over the past year, according to EVgo.