Back in 2017, General Motors added the Energy Assist feature to its MyChevrolet smartphone app, which enabled owners of the Chevy Bolt EV to plan and manage their driving routes more , locate available charging stations and receive real-time alerts if the vehicle’s range projections change dramatically at any point during their trip.
A few years later in 2020, the automaker made several enhancements to the MyChevrolet app’s Energy Assist feature. This included the addition of dynamic data from charging networks EVgo and ChargePoint, allowing users to remotely view how many charging stations are available at a particular location, as well as a feature that allows for users to activate and pay for charging sessions through the app.
With the recent introduction of the updated 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and all-new Chevy Bolt EUV, and ahead of the release of models like the Chevy Silverado EV and Chevy Equinox EV, the automaker has now released a video showing users how to get the most out of the Energy Assist feature in the MyChevrolet app. The feature is fairly straightforward to use, clearly displaying the vehicle’s current charge status on the home page and featuring a row of three buttons along the bottom of the screen for easy navigation between the vehicle menus, charging station locator and options tab. The Energy Assist feature can also project to the vehicle’s infotainment screen with Android Auto, giving users easy access to relevant charging and energy consumption data on a larger screen that’s safer to read while on the go.
Energy Assist has a wide variety of features for Chevy EV owners to take advantage of, so check out the three-minute video embedded below to learn how to properly use the feature. The MyChevrolet app, which is free, is available to download from the Google Play and Apple App store for Android and iPhone.