GM Declares a New DC Fast Charging Network In United States

Around 2000 charging stations will be part of the network, and each one will be capable of delivering 350 kW.

Sadrettin Akpınar

July 15, 2022 6:44 PM
Last Update: July 15, 2022 6:44 PM

General Motors has formed a partnership with Pilot Company. The extended charging services for companies offered by EVgo will fuel the newest charging infrastructure in order to establish a coast-to-coast DC fast charging network founder with the “Pilot Flying J” and “Ultium 360” brands.

GM initially unveiled its EV charging infrastructure in 2020, along with an agreement with cargo net EVgo to deliver well over 3,200 chargers nationally by 2025. A year later, EVgo joined GM’s Ultium Charge 360 Program, which unifies a number of networks into one large infrastructure.

Steadily for the past month, GM announced the inclusion of Plug & Charge features to its newest EVs by using charging stations, further deepening its partnership with EVgo.

General Motors is now building the new shoreline DC rapid-charging network in the United States. Its aim is to utilize numerous Pilot and Flying J stations, with further assistance from EVgo.

An illustration of GM’s projected US DC rapid charging network

The Charging Infrastructure For GM And Pilot Will Be Handled By EVgo

In a current statement, GM provided information about its plans to create a statewide charging infrastructure. It also described that both the Pilot Company and EVgo would cooperate. In order to construct the DC rapid-charging system, General Motors and the Pilot Company will operate together. This system will primarily include 2,000 stations at 500 Pilot and Flying J ride locations close to the main highways.

Each charging station in the infrastructure will be branded with GM’s “Ultium Charge 360” and “Pilot Flying J”  logos and will have a 350 kW charging capacity. Installing, running, networking, and maintaining chargers will be made easier by EVgo.

At each of the 500 Pilot and Flying J stations in the US, the GM-branded DC rapid-charging kiosk network will be available. All EVs with rapid charging capabilities will be able to use the chargers. But according to GM, some of its consumers will benefit more than others:

-Exclusive bookings.
-Freight price reductions.
-Features for Plugging in & Charging.
-Utilizing GM vehicle brand apps and real-time charger accessibility.

GM withheld any financial information regarding its partnership with the Pilot Company or EVgo to put the new charging network into place. The system will only be available in the United States. But according to GM, a network expansion specifically for Canada seems to be in the pipeline.


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