Friday, January 21, 2022

General Motors planning to install 40,000 EV chargers in North America

GM said that it would build up to 40,000 AC charging stations for electric vehicles in the US and Canada starting in 2022 This is as part of the Company’s Dealer Community Charging Program. Notably, the chargers will not just stand at car dealers.

The charging stations will be at key locations in their local communities, including workplaces, multifamily housing, sports and event venues, colleges and universities.

According to the company, the reasoning is that today, nearly 90 per cent of the US population lives within 10 miles of a GM dealership. The charging stations will also be open to the public.

GM also announced it would offer a line of three proprietary chargers for home and commercial use beginning next year under the name Ultium Chargers. These will also be available through the GM dealerships.

“These two initiatives are part of our plan to put everyone in an EV, making access to charging even more seamless than before,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “We want to give customers the right tools and access to charging where and when they need it while working with our dealer network to accelerate the expansion of accessible charging throughout the US and Canada, including in underserved, rural and urban areas.”

The statement also points to the Ultium Charge 360 scheme which GM had presented in April this year, then as a concept to cover all charging scenarios, public and private.

The Company also signed agreements with seven major charging networks in North America, namely Blink Mobility, ChargePoint, EV Connect, EVgo, FLO, Greenlots and SemaConnect. This will give EV drivers access to about 85,000 charge points. GM added that further cooperation might come in future but not with competitor VW and its Electrify America network.

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