common engine began a lengthy process to install 40,000 Level 2 charging stations. published as part of it Dealer Community Charge Program. Nearly 1,000 GM dealers, or about a quarter of GM’s dealerships in North America, already registered, which will help expand the accessibility of EV chargers across the continent. The The automaker now says its first stations have been installed in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Participating dealers, will be soon Expands beyond only Chevrolet dealers to include Buick, GMC and Cadillac agent, is powered up to 10 19.2 kilowatts Level 2 charging station installed at key locations across their communities. They will be available to any EV driver – not just GM EV owners. For example, Wheelers Chevrolet GMC in Marshfield, Wisconsin was the first dealer to join the program. They are installing chargers at two regional parks, a library and a sports complex.
“Our dealers are deeply involved and trusted in their communities, and well positioned to identify locations that expand access to electric vehicle charging, including at small businesses. , entertainment venues, schools and other popular destinations,” said Hoss Hassani, vice president of GM EV Ecosystem, in a statement.
GM says with this program it can nearly double the current number of Tier 2 public chargers in the two countries. According to the automaker, almost 90 percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a GM dealership, and dealers can choose to place chargers at schools, small businesses, entertainment venues, and other places, which will help more accessible to the public.
The GM program is only part of the broader $750 million effort to expand public access to EV chargers, including collaboration with the pilot the gas station to build a fast-charging network along the highways of the United States. It is also working with EVgo to install 3,250 fast chargers across the US by 2025.