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GM has signed agreements with Blink Charging, ChargePoint, EV connect, EVgo, FLO, Greenlots and SemaConnect.

General Motors does not have its own charging network, so this was an important step
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General Motors does not have its own charging network, so this was an important step

General Motors has launched a new app called Ultium 360 that integrates 60,000 public chargers from 7 different networks into a single app. This preceded the Detroit-based automaker bringing its next-generation Ultium battery platform with the Hummer EV later in the year. It also has a top-of-the-line sedan in the Cadillac Lyriq in the works which will also be based on the same technology. This is important because, unlike Tesla and Volkswagen, GM does not have a charging network.

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“Today, General Motors launched Ultium Charge 360, a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, mobile applications for GM1 vehicles and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for vehicle owners. GM electric vehicles. Ultium Charge 360 ​​builds on efforts to provide GM electric vehicle owners with more confidence and convenience in electric vehicle charging, ”the company said.

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Ultium batteries will be used in GM’s third generation electric vehicles

Besides Electrify America, which belongs to the Volkswagen group, all major charging networks are part of this application. It is also not compatible with the Supercharger network which is based on Tesla’s proprietary technology. Instead, GM signed deals with Blink Charging, ChargePoint, EV connect, EVgo, FLO, Greenlots, and SemaConnect.

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GM had partnered with EVgo for sites that are now live in Washington, California and Florida. They have committed to adding 2,700 fast chargers in cities and suburbs by the end of 2025. Each site is capable of delivering fast charging speeds of 350 kW and on average there are four chargers per site. By the end of this year alone, both will have 500 fast-loading stands.

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Electrify America is the largest third-party charging network in the United States

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GM also said it would allow electric vehicle owners to charge accessories and installation services tailored to their needs. It will even cover the installation of a Tier 2 charging capacity, including customers who buy or lease a Bolt EUV or EV 2022 in conjunction with Qmerit.

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While this is a great initiative, it’s also worth noting that Electrify America is the largest charging network in the United States. He also hasn’t talked about the Plug and Charge standard that he hasn’t yet adopted.

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