General Motors Launching Charging Network: Today, GM announced its plan to build out a coast-to-coast charging network under the ‘Ultium Charge 360’ moniker. A partnership with EVGo and Pilot Company (behind Pilot and Flying J gas stations), the network will utilize EVGo’s charging construction experience and Pilot’s infrastructure foundation to place 2,000 new charging stalls at Pilot and Flying J travel centers across the country. The stations will be capable of up to 350 kW fast-charging and are part of GM’s $750 million investment in EV charging infrastructure.
“EVgo, GM and Pilot Company share a commitment to building an electric fueling network that increases access and makes the shift to electrification as frictionless as possible for all. We look forward to this collaboration and ensuring the EVgo network provides nationwide coverage, including critical corridors for road trips,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO at EVgo. The network will also be branded as ‘Pilot Flying J’ depending on the location, and will be open to all EV brands. GM customers will receive special benefits like “exclusive reservations, discounts on charging, a streamlined charging process through Plug and Charge and integration into GM’s vehicle brand apps providing real-time charger availability and help with route planning.”
In addition to Ultium Charge 360, GM is also working with EVGo to help build 3,250 charging stalls in major metro areas by 2025. You can view the rest of the company’s goals with this announcement in the graphic below. More on General Motors launching its charging network here.