GM Announces New Initiative to Install 40,000 EV Chargers
General Motors has announced a new community charging program to install up to 40,000 Level 2 EV chargers across the U.S. and Canada, including in underserved, rural and urban communities where charger access is limited. This initiative, which begins in 2022, is part of GM's recently announced commitment to invest nearly $750 million to expand home, workplace and public charging infrastructure through its Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem.
Through the Dealer Community Charging Program, GM will give each of its dealers Ultium Chargers that can be deployed at key locations in their respective communities. These charging stations will be available to all EV customers, not just those who purchase a GM EV. Today, nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a GM dealership.
GM is also announcing that its new line of three Ultium-branded Level 2 smart charging stations will be available to customers directly through dealerships and online to provide more home or commercial charging options and help make EV charging more widespread.
"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 leveraging our dealer network to accelerate the expansion of accessible charging throughout the U.S. and Canada, including in underserved, rural and urban areas."