Comedian Charles Nguela: ‘Thanks to the AMAG app, I save time and hassle’

Where’s the nearest charging station? What is a driveScore? And who needs a journey logbook? Comedian Charles Nguela uses the AMAG app – and shares his insights here.


It is practically standard for vehicle manufacturers today to have an app for the car which aims to simplify drivers’ lives. AMAG, the largest car dealer in Switzerland, also offers this kind of service – with numerous functions such as refuelling without your wallet, smart parking or booking a garage appointment for the Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Škoda, CUPRA and VW Commercial Vehicles brands. Via a free adapter, the app can use the latest vehicle data, which enables further services – including precise trip analyses.

In short, you have your car under complete control at all times using the app. Charles Nguela also wanted to test how useful this kind of ‘helper’ is in everyday life. The comedian has been driving the Škoda Enyaq from AMAG since 2021 and is currently using the app a lot. His first conclusion is: ‘I like the AMAG app a lot. It doesn’t matter what type of car you own, the options in the app are practical and clever.’


‘The journey log book is worth its weight in gold’

As a self-employed person, Nguela uses the option of being able to categorise all trips the most – in other words, being able to separate them into private or business trips. The latter also includes all trips to his gigs throughout Switzerland, for example upcoming trips to Visp VS, Bern and Arosa GR in December. The AMAG app replaces manually documenting the routes and automatically enters the journeys travelled, including duration, distance and start and  end point. Nguela says that he always has an overview of all his business trips thanks to this tool. ‘The journey log book is really worth its weight in gold, as it saves me time and hassle at the end of the year. I can export the data and enter it on my tax return and even submit it.’



The tool is also useful for repeat business trips: ‘For example, if I register my work address and my home address in the app, it automatically recognises the trip as a business trip and classifies it accordingly.’ The app can also be used for private travel – for example, if you are planning a longer road trip – as it allows you to combine several trips in one day into one big journey.


Practical tools – even for electric car drivers

‘All in all, it takes a bit of practice to learn the different functions,’ summarises Nguela. ‘But it’s not that difficult.’ He says that he also quickly got the hang of all the tools dealing with electromobility. The app helps you, for example, to find the nearest charging station – and also to pay for the electricity immediately without using cash. The current daily charging rate can be found on the map in the home screen. Nguela: ‘The app brings together everything I need – fuel card, statistics, charging stations and receipts – it’s incredibly practical!’

The Drive Score is available for all app users. It can help improve users’ driving style in terms of sustainability, as it measures parameters such as acceleration, braking and cornering behaviour. The AMAG app uses these parameters to generate a score for each trip, displayed on a scale of 1 to 100. This score can then be compared over time – including with other users of the AMAG app

It’s quite a fun tool that Charles Nguela also uses from time to time. It’s clear to him that the app is suitable for all kinds of drivers precisely because of its wide range of features. ‘I would really recommend the app to anyone,’ he says. ‘Once you’ve integrated it into your everyday driving, you won’t want to do without ever again!’ 


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AMAG app: your garage in an app

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Below is an overview of all the tools in the AMAG app

What does the AMAG app offer me?

The AMAG app gives you access to a range of services that provide an overview of your vehicle at all times and give you access to an entire ecosystem.

Without the adapter, you have access to the app’s main functions: charge, fill up, park, arrange an appointment at an AMAG garage easily online, report damage online, etc.

The adapter gives you full access to all functions in the AMAG app. You can freely select and activate these functions according to your needs. You benefit from a range of advantages and have access to functions such as vehicle location, FABI-compliant route recording, driveScore, statistics, vehicle prognostics for even greater safety, etc. You can obtain the adapter from your AMAG branch. 

What can I do with the AMAG app?

Book a service appointment quickly and easily with your AMAG ID login

The stored vehicle data will be transferred to your selected AMAG garage so you don’t need to hunt around for any documents when booking an appointment. If you receive an error message, it will be sent to us and we can troubleshoot your vehicle.  If you scratch the car, you can use the app to notify us of the damage and we will liaise with your insurer to get your claim processed. 

As you can see, a direct link to your garage makes vehicle maintenance much easier for you.  

The app not only always shows you the nearest charging station, it also allows you to charge your car without having to pay in cash. 

AMAG is rolling out its own high-power charging network where you will be able to charge your vehicle at a preferential rate of 0.45 CHF/kWh.

The AMAG electrified charging card can also be used at over 7,000 other charging points in Switzerland and at 150,000 throughout Europe. You can find the daily updated charging rates in the AMAG app. And there’s no need to worry about any subscription fees. You can pick up the AMAG electrified charging card from your AMAG garage or order one directly from the app to enjoy simple, straightforward use of the ‘Charging’ function.

You can apply for the combined AMAG charging and credit card online at

Simple refuelling and digital payment with the AMAG app.

Simply enter your preferred payment method or credit card details – and off you go! Only the product stored in the app (petrol or diesel) is activated at the pump. Consult individual payment transactions and the current fill level easily in the app at any time.

Complete overview of your vehicle

With the engine and battery check, you always know how your car is doing, and you can react in good time if something's not right.

If you receive an error message, it will be sent to us and we can troubleshoot your vehicle.

‍Keep your vehicle in tip-top condition at all times. The AMAG app will remind you promptly when it’s time for the next service. The timing depends on the time setting, the mileage or the condition of the vehicle.

Find your vehicle’s location at any time, whether it’s parked or on the move.

While walking in the woods or an unfamiliar city, at the exit or with another driver – you might find you don’t know or can’t remember where you last parked your vehicle. Worry not – the AMAG app tells you where your vehicle is located at any given moment. Whether you’re parked or on the go, the GPS function built into the adapter allows you to see where your car is at any time. The push settings also allow you to choose whether you want to be notified as soon as your vehicle starts moving. 

More sustainable driving and lower running costs?

Check how your driving style is developing over time, compare yourself with the AMAG app community, and get valuable tips on how to drive better and more efficiently.

driveScore uses the sensor data from the adapter installed in the vehicle to analyse individual trips. This sensor data includes mileage, acceleration and speed.

‍The driving performance for each trip is shown as a score on a scale between 0 and 100. The key metrics for calculating your score are acceleration, braking and cornering behaviour.

Save your trips and conveniently fill out your tax return or update your own accounting.

The AMAG app eliminates the hassle of manually documenting your routes and automatically records the trips made, including duration, distance and start/end point.

You can create categories and assign your trips to these, e.g., road trips or commuting. You can also combine several trips made on the same day into one big tour.

So you can use the documentation outside the app, you can export data that you can then use to claim for expenses, for example. 

Find the nearest parking space in any given location and use your mobile phone to pay only for the actual time parked.

With the partner service EasyPark, you can quickly find the nearest parking space or parking zone in the app using GPS. Select the parking space and start the parking time. When you leave the parking space, you will only be charged the actual parking fees incurred. The AMAG app terminates the parking process, even if you have booked and paid directly via EasyPark.

Analyse and optimise driving behaviour in detail.

Statistics includes useful information about your trips. You can also apply time filters and see the total distance travelled in the selected period, or whether your car is increasingly being used for business rather than pleasure. You can filter by time period, categories and much more. Logbook provides more information on how to use the analysis export.  

Stream, surf and play games, especially when you’re abroad, with no roaming fees

Besides the many features and services offered by the AMAG app, the Wi-Fi adapter can also turn your car into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Whether at home or abroad, the Wi-Fi adapter allows you to access data at lightning-fast speed. Connect up to 5 devices or the car’s infotainment system to the 4G LTE network so your family and friends can stream, surf and play on the go. The AMAG app plus adapter is available from your AMAG garage for CHF 30 and includes a one-off 1 GB data volume. You can buy extra affordable data packages, including roaming, once you’ve used up all your existing data allowance. 

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