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GM Partners For 60,000 Charging Points In US

General Motors (GM) is partnering with 7 electric car charging networks to make sure the people who buy its EVs will be able to find a place to plug them in no matter where they go.

An updated General Motors owners app will show available charging locations from

  • Blink,
  • ChargePoint,
  • EV Connect,
  • EVgo,
  • FLO,
  • Greenlots, and
  • SemaConnect.

The Ultium Charge 360 plan is designed to simplify the access, payment and customer service components of charging an electric vehicle at home and on the road.

Using the mobile app, EV drivers will be able to see real-time information about nearly 60,000 charging locations across the US including where they are located and whether they are in use. 

The first GM and EVgo sites are now live in Washington, California and Florida. The company said each site is capable of delivering up to 350 kilowatts and averages four chargers per site. GM and EVgo are on track to have about 500 fast-charging stalls live by the end of 2021, according to the company.

In addition, in collaboration with Qmerit, GM will cover the cost for the standard installation of a Level 2 charger for eligible customers who purchase or lease a 2022 Bolt EUV or Bolt EV.

One thing the GM announcement did not talk about is whether the Ultium 360 platform will support Plug and Charge technology. Plug and Charge allows a vehicle to communicate with the charging infrastructure and take care of billing seamlessly in the background.

Reference- GM Online Newsroom, TechCrunch, Inside EVs