GM, Pilot Company to Build National EV Charging Network with EVgo
General Motors (GM) is looking to expand its charging network, and to do so, it’s pairing up with a national network of gas stations where the chargers will be located.
GM is teaming up with Pilot and Flying J to establish a national DC fast-charging network, set to be built and operated by EVgo, according to a press release.
The network is expected to include 2,000 charging stalls, which will be co-branded with Pilot Flying J and Ultium Charge 360 and spread across 500 Pilot locations coast to coast.
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In a statement, Pilot CEO Shameek Konar said, “GM and Pilot Company designed this program to combine private investments alongside intended government grant and utility programs to help reduce range anxiety and significantly close the gap in long-distance EV charger demand. Our travel centers are well-equipped to accommodate EV charging with 24/7 amenities and convenient proximity to major roadways across the country. We look forward to collaborating with GM and the U.S. Department of Transportation to make convenient coast-to-coast EV travel a reality through our national network of travel centers.”
These fast chargers will support up to 350kW. “Many of these sites will feature canopies to help protect customers from the elements while charging, as well as pull-through capability allowing convenient charging for electric pickup trucks and SUVs pulling trailers,” said GM.
GM added Plug and Charge tech to its vehicles last month, offering a more streamlined and seamless payment and charging experience.
In April, GM announced a partnership with Honda to develop millions of affordable electric vehicles (EVs) for world markets.