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General Motors plans to install EV charging stations across the US

General Motors is partnering with Pilot to install a network of 2,000 DC fast charging stalls at up to 500 pilot and Flying J truck stops. The stations will be operated and maintained by EV charging

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An overview of the plot For up to 500 Pilot and Flying J truck stops, General Motors and Pilot Company are collaborating to install 2,000 DC fast charging stalls. The EVgo charging network will run and maintain the stations, which will be available to all electric vehicle manufacturers. Sometime in 2023, the first charging stations are expected to be operational.

For long-distance electric travel from coast to coast, General Motors plans to build a nationwide network of fast electric vehicle charging stations at truck stops.

Ford announced Thursday that it is working with the Pilot Company to install DC fast charging stations at up to 500 Pilot and Flying J truck stops along major U.S. highways in an effort to speed up the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in the United States. Charging speeds of 350kW will be available at the stations, which can recharge an EV for about 100 miles in about 10 minutes.

The EV charging network EVgo will run and maintain the stations, which will be available to all electric vehicle manufacturers’ customers. However, customers of General Motors will receive exclusive reservations and discounts on charging.

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The first charging stalls are expected to be operational by 2023 at the earliest.

When asked about the need for more charging stations in the coming years, GM’s chair and CEO Mary Barra said, “We are committed to an all-electric, zero-emissions future.

It is an ideal partnership for Pilot Company, which has travel centers across North America, to reach a wide audience of EV drivers.”

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General Motors is investing $750 million to build a fast-charging network in preparation for the introduction of new electric vehicles in the coming years. By 2025, the automaker and EVgo plan to set up 3,250 charging stations throughout major metropolitan areas.

In an effort to reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions, major automakers are switching from traditional gas-powered cars to electric ones. This shift coincides with increased investment in EV infrastructure. In 2020, electric vehicles will account for 4% of all new car sales, and that percentage is expected to rise to over 5% by 2021.

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