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How many manufacturers excluding Tesla have added Plug and Charge functionality?

I believe Smart have added it to the EQ but I can't think of anyone else.

Are and of the charge providers offering this as a service yet?

From what I can see all the hardware should be in place so it's just a matter of updating the software, the programmers only need to refer to the relevant spec.

This would negate the need for contactless, in fact once registered you wouldn't need a phone or a card to charge, I've been caught out a few times, lost my phone so couldn't charge and had to REX it home, forgot my wallet and phone so completely stuffed, fortunately I have a charger at the workshop otherwise I'd have been stranded (no dyno juice in the tank, practising being a BEV)
 

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Plug and charge is a specific standard, but there are ways of doing similar.

FastNed do autocharge, and Gridserve will/are doing it on their new chargers.
 

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Plug and charge is a specific standard, but there are ways of doing similar.

FastNed do autocharge, and Gridserve will/are doing it on their new chargers.

Plug and Charge is part of the CCS spec which should include Type 2 as thats where the data pins are located.
 

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Basically plug and charge is the full complex secure certificate and TLS method (not implemented on all cars)
Autocharge is just remembering the car's unique MAC address which should work on all CCS cars

To the end user both are just plug in and go ...

If you want a long read comparing the two:
 
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