The OpConnect smartphone application lets users locate electric vehicle charging stations through a searchable map with GPS capability and pay for charging on those stations with an OpConnect account. The map enables users to view the status and availability of OpConnect managed chargers near their current location. Once a charging station is selected, driving directions are offered. Also, stations can be saved to the user’s favorites, allowing quick and easy access to the stations they use the most.
Additional features include viewing charging session and billing history, managing payment cards, and editing their profile for OpConnect members.
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Added ability to create a new account in the app
Add funds to your account in the app
Links to instructional videos
Activate charging on Bluetooth connected EV chargers
Ratings and Reviews
App probably works as well as their charger that robbed me
Each card swipe without the app costs $25, whether the charger delivers any juice or not.
I still haven't seen a refund after I got ripped off by an OpConnect charger this weekend in Hillcrest.
A well earned 1 star for ten minutes I'll never get back and fifty bucks still in limbo.
This is an awful app
Guess they must know most of their stations are broken. Can’t report this in the app.
Causes more problems than it solves
The "reservation" function of this app is horribly executed. Users have no way to know where they are at in line, who is up next, or how to cancel their reservation. Even worse, when somebody pulls up to a charging station, there is NO indication it may be reserved until AFTER they have parked, plugged in, started charging, and swiped their card. Use your screen to flash a red "RESERVED" if the space isn't available!!! So frustrating! Furthermore, I've watched a specific group of stations on the app all day today and the status never changed even though the parking lot is now empty.
The hardware at these stations has been quite a pain, since it leaves faults on most cars due to the way it disconnects power sometimes, which is not J1772 compliant. This software combined shows this company isn't listening to its users. Even though I'm local, knowledgeable, and willing to help, when I call in to inform of an issue, my call falls on deaf ears.
Consumers should not have to fear EVSE experiences like this if they go electric! Please make this reservation system go away until you've asked your users to do a pilot test or similar and give you feedback so you can work out the kinks. The idea is interesting, but it's not ready for public consumption yet!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.