Not even a quarter in and it’s been an exciting year for Amazon already. Their new partnership with EVgo promises a smooth electronic vehicle charging experience for owners powered by its voice assistant Alexa.
Announced at the CES 2023, the world's biggest consumer electronics show, the new service “aims to streamline the process of locating, initiating and paying for a charging session.” This has been one of the major pain points for many EV drivers of EVgo, one of the nation’s largest EV charging network operators.
The service is slated to launch later this year. It heavily features an Alexa-assisted EV charging service that connects drivers to over 150,000 U.S. public charging stations that are available through EVgo’s PlugShare map.
Moreover, this service will let drivers find charging stations operated by EVgo and other operators. If an EVgo station is selected, drivers schedule and initiate a charging session and complete payment through the Alexa mobile app.
To top it all off, EVgo said customers would eventually be able to view real-time charger availability and view session and billing information.