Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - August 4, 2020
General Motors plans expansion of U.S. EV charging network
General Motors announced July 31 their new initiative in partnership with EVgo to triple the public fast electric vehicle chargers available in the United States.
The duo plans to add more than 2,700 new fast chargers over the next five years and hopes the expansion of EV infrastructure will encourage their widespread adoption. The stations will be installed at high-traffic public locations like grocery stores, retail outlets and entertainment centers and will be able to charge at least four vehicles simultaneously with chargers capable of 100-350 kW.
“We are moving quickly to bring new EVs to market that customers will love,” Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “We know how important the charging ecosystem is for drivers, one that includes access to convenient and reliable public fast charging. Our relationship with EVgo will bolster the public fast-charging network available to EV customers ahead of increased market demand and reinforce our commitment to an all-electric, zero-emissions future.”
The new EVgo fast-charging stations are expected to be available to customers starting in early 2021. Additionally, the chargers will be powered by 100% renewable energy.