EVgo, public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network, has announced a multi-year contract with Hyundai and Kia that will provide the auto manufacturers’ North American EV drivers with on-board, real-time access and availability to more than 1,000 EVgo fast charging stations.
Beginning in Spring 2019, Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV drivers be able to access EVgo station location information via their vehicles’ available connected navigation systems and its cloud platform operated by Hyundai MnSOFT, a subsidiary of HMG.
The contracted EVgo network data available to Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV drivers will include current charger availability information, routing drivers to open chargers at nearby stations. A Kia UVO account for the Niro EV and a Hyundai Blue Link account for the Kona Electric are required to view EVgo station location information.
EVgo Fast Chargers are compatible with any EV that accepts a fast charge. The company is adding 150kW and 350kW chargers to its nation-leading network to charge future Hyundai and Kia customer vehicles at even faster speeds.
Source: Press Release