EV Connect is collaborating with General Motors to enable Chevrolet Bolt drivers to have charging access in the US.

With 6,000 charge ports in contract through its EV Cloud, EV Connect is the largest open platform in the country.

“To achieve our vision of a world with zero emissions and to improve the EV driver experience, we are working towards a frictionless customer solution for EVs and chargers,” said General Motors VP Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programmes, Doug Parks.

“By collaborating with EV Connect, we are continuing our efforts to remove obstacles for drivers looking to charge their EV on the go.”

The EV Connect Network and the EV Cloud platform on which it runs, delivers a cloud-based software platform for managing networks of EV charging stations, their interaction with utilities and the overall driver experience.

The collaboration with GM will help Chevrolet Bolt EV owners receive real-time updates on the status of the chargers.

“The only thing more powerful than having many EV charging stations available is having them networked together,” said EV Connect founder and CEO Jordan Ramer.

“For society to fully realise all the benefits of EVs, we have to reduce range and charging anxiety by giving drivers access to charging and information about chargers, no matter where they travel.”

Real-time charge station data received from EV Connect will enhance future versions of the myChevrolet app.

As the charging network provides new information, real-time data on charge station health will indicate if a charging station is working, available and compatible with the Chevrolet Bolt EV, offering a one-stop shop for all range and charging data before or during a trip.

EV Connect expects to finalise the terms of its collaboration and agreement with General Motors during the third quarter of 2019.