On Wednesday, General Motors announced it will be partnering up with several major EV charging networks to create a seamless platform of nearly 60,000 charging stations for its customers.
As first reported by Reuters, the US automaker has teamed up with seven companies, including Blink Charging, ChargePoint, and EV Connect, to create a network of nearly 60,000 charging stations across North America, of which 4,800 will be in Canada. Called the Ultium Charge 360, it will integrate GM’s vehicle mobile apps and other software with the third-party charging stations, in order to create a “holistic charging approach” for GM’s EV customers.
Unlike major EV maker Tesla, GM does not have a charging network across Canada and the US. Instead, GM EV owners are reliant on third-party charging stations, many of which have their own memberships and software. Now, however, “EV customers will soon be able to easily see real-time information from nearly 60,000 charging plugs…find stations along a route and initiate and pay for charging,” GM said in the a statement.
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