By Stephen Nakrosis
General Motors Co. on Wednesday said it would collaborate with seven electric vehicle charging networks across the U.S. and Canada to integrate them with GM vehicle mobile apps "and other products and services to simplify customer charging experience."
The company said its Ultium Charge 360 initiative builds on GM's existing charging efforts to provide GM EV owners more confidence and convenience when it comes to EV charging.
Agreements with Blink Charging, ChargePoint, EV Connect, EVgo, FLO, Greenlots and SemaConnect will soon allow EV customers using their GM vehicle mobile apps "to easily see real-time information from nearly 60,000 charging plugs throughout the U.S. and Canada, find stations along a route and initiate and pay for charging."
GM's first charging sites with EVgo are now live in Washington, California and Florida, nine months after a commitment to add more than 2,700 fast chargers in cities and suburbs by the end of 2025 was first announced. The company also said it and EVgo are on track to have about 500 fast charging stalls live by the end of 2021.
GM plans to launch 30 EVs globally by the end of 2025, with more than two-thirds available in North America.
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