Ever wish you could plug in and charge without an app or a program card? Autocharge+ allows EV drivers to do just that! No tapping, no cards. Just plug in and charge.
See if Autocharge+ is an option for you and find steps to get started:
- Enroll in Autocharge+
- Additional Autocharge+ FAQs
You should not enroll a rental EV with Autocharge+
If you do enroll a rented vehicle with Autocharge+, you must unenroll the vehicle completely. If you are still enrolled in Autocharge+, you are subject to all subsequent charges.
You can unenroll from Autocharge+ from the Autocharge Management screen of the EVgo app. For further support, contact the EVgo Charging Crew at 877-494-3833. Our Call Center team is available to support you 24/7, 365 days a year.
Enroll in Autocharge+
**Please note that if you drive an EV made by GM, you must use the GM app to enroll. Find more details below.
- From the landing page, tap the menu icon (☰) in the top left
- Select Vehicles within the Main Menu panel
- If you have not already done so, you must add your vehicle to your account
- Tap your vehicle which displays 'Eligible for Autocharge+' below the vehicle summary
- Below the Vehicle Details, you'll see the Autocharge+ section - tap Request to enroll to get started!
- You may need to verify your VIN before completing enrollment
- To complete enrollment, you must initiate a charging session. The EVgo app will prompt you through the following steps:
- Visit an EVgo fast charger
- Select the CCS connector at the charging station
- Confirm the vehicle you wish to enroll when you arrive at the charger
- Plug in the CCS connector within 60 seconds of confirming the vehicle
- After it's plugged in, your EV communicates its unique identifier to EVgo, which we then link to your EVgo account.
- Now you’re officially set-up!
- This means every time you plug in on the EVgo network, your charging session will start automatically.
Here's a quick video to show you the steps for enrollment:
- What is Autocharge+ and how does it work?
- What vehicles are compatible with Autocharge+?
- Can I turn off Autocharge+ after I’ve enrolled?
- Why am I getting an error when I try to add my VIN and enroll in Autocharge+?
- I’m concerned about security. Will someone else be able to charge using my identifier?
- I drive an EV made by GM and want to enroll in Plug and Charge. Is that the same thing as Autocharge+?
What is Autocharge+ and how does it work?
Autocharge+ is available for EVs with CCS connectors that support two-way vehicle data sharing.
For drivers enrolled in Autocharge+, your EV will communicate with the charger as soon as you plug the connector into your vehicle. When the EVgo network recognizes that your vehicle is tied to your EVgo account, the charger will start dispensing electrons - no other action needed from you!
What vehicles are compatible with Autocharge+?
Most EVs with CCS connectors support the Autocharge+ feature (including older EV models). If your EV is eligible for Autocharge+, you will see 'Eligible for Autocharge+' in the vehicle summary of any eligible EV models.
You can find a full list of models eligible for Autocharge+ here: https://www.evgo.com/autocharge/
Some EV manufacturers do not produce compatible models, so they cannot enroll in Autocharge+. EV models that use CHAdeMO connectors do not have a unique identifier and cannot use Autocharge+.
Tesla compatibility: The new Tesla CCS1 Adapter is now available to use on the EVgo network, which means Tesla Model X, Y, S, S Plaid and 3 are eligible to enroll in Autocharge+. You will need to BYOC (Bring your Own Connector!) Visit The Tesla Shop for more information on this product.
You can enroll a rental EV with Autocharge+, however, don’t forget to unenroll when you return your vehicle! If still enrolled, you are subject to all subsequent charges.
Can I turn off Autocharge+ after I’ve enrolled?
Absolutely. You can unenroll any vehicle from Autocharge+ (just like wiping your phone before selling it). You can access Un-enrollment through the Autocharge Management screen of the EVgo app.
If you need additional assistance with Autocharge+ un-enrollment, contact the EVgo Charging Crew at 877-494-3833. Our Call Center team is available to support you 24/7, 365 days a year.
Why am I getting an error when I try to add my VIN and enroll in Autocharge+?
At times, our users experience errors when enrolling. Those errors are usually very specific to the vehicle - depending on your needs, you may see some of the below:
- VIN in use error
- Is your EV a used vehicle? Whether it was recently purchased or a rental, the EVgo app will not allow Autocharge+ enrollment for the same vehicle in more than one account. It's possible that whoever last drove or owned the vehicle has an EVgo account and forgot to unenroll the vehicle from their account.
- Use this link to submit a form to the EVgo Charging Crew - the team will look more closely into the issue and add your vehicle to your account, removing it from any incorrect accounts as needed.
- VIN not available error
- Is your vehicle model fresh on the EV market? While we do our best to research and add all new EV models into our app well before our customers can drive them, we don't always catch them all!
- Use this link to submit a form to the EVgo Charging Crew, who can ensure your vehicle model is added to our system and your account!
- Generic Error - won't accept the VIN entered
- Double-check that the VIN was scanned/entered correctly. All VINs are 17 characters and include a specific alphanumeric string identifying your vehicle. Our system checks for the specific criteria to ensure that the correct VIN is added each time.
I’m concerned about security. Will someone else be able to charge using my identifier?
EVgo has several processes in place to detect potential fraud.
First, you should always enable notifications from EVgo if you enroll in Autocharge+. We'll always send a notification when any Autocharge+ session has started. If you suspect a session that isn't yours, contact the EVgo Charging Crew right away; you can call the team at 877-494-3833 for 24/7 assistance.
There are also situations where we'll automatically stop a session if we suspect fraud - if the time, location, and State of Charge (SoC) are impossible or improbable, the session will be stopped. For example, if your account is used to start a charge in California and then to start a charge in Ohio ten minutes later, this will be flagged as potential fraud. Any members potentially impacted by fraud will be notified, and we'll require confirmation to allow Autocharge+ before proceeding.
I drive an EV made by GM and want to enroll in Plug and Charge. Is that the same thing as Autocharge+?
While the names are a bit different, the process for GM's Plug and Charge is exactly the same as EVgo's Autocharge+. GM customers can enroll in GM’s Plug and Charge (and EVgo Autocharge+) using GM myBrand Enrollment.