General Motors to Add Blink EV Chargers to Dealerships in Canada, U.S.

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General Motors (GM) is teaming up with an electric vehicle (EV) charging company to bring chargers to its North American dealerships.

North American EV charger company Blink announced on Tuesday plans to deploy EV chargers at GM dealerships across the U.S. and Canada.

Blink is planning to partner with ABM Industries to establish its IQ 200 Level 2 chargers across North America, though it isn’t clear exactly how many units it plans to deploy.

In addition, Miami-based Blink also said it has already begun shipping chargers to some GM dealerships in the U.S., with more orders for the months to come already placed.

“We are proud to bring Blink’s EV charging stations to GM dealerships, providing the vital infrastructure needed to charge GM’s growing lineup of EV models,” said Michael D. Farkas, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Blink Charging, in a statement.

Blink’s Level 2 chargers are expected to offer about 18-28 miles of range per hour charging, in comparison with Tesla’s Level 3 Superchargers which can fully charge an EV in about an hour.

GM announced plans last year to double its annual revenues by 2030 with a major push towards electrification, with the automaker also planning to invest more than $3 billion to produce EVs at its multiple Michigan GM plants, including an in-progress battery cell facility in Detroit.

GM-owned BrightDrop also landed 6,500 orders for its electric van from Walmart and FedEx earlier this month.