EVgo and Amazon will soon allow Alexa to pair EV drivers with charging stations.

LOS ANGELES—EVgo and Amazon have teamed up to give electric vehicle drivers the ability to ask Alexa to help them find and navigate to nearby EV charging stations, as well as initiate and pay for charging sessions at EVgo stations, reports CNBC. The capability will be rolled out to Alexa-enabled vehicles as well as automotive accessories like Echo Auto later this year.

“We want Alexa to be useful for customers in their everyday lives, and EV charging is a great example of a task that can be simplified and made more convenient through the power of AI,” said Anes Hodžić, vice president, Amazon Smart Vehicles, in a statement.

Alexa will use data from EVGo’s PlugShare API, allowing drivers to find nearby charging stations, as well as access EVgo’s public EV charging map. The capability will also integrate EVgo Inside with Alexa, and with this integration, customers can register for a new EVgo account, find EVgo charging stations, initiate a charging session and complete payment within their Alexa app.


Source: www.convenience.org