GM announces EV charging partnerships, new ‘Ultium Charge 360’ platform

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GM on Wednesday announced deals with major electric vehicle charging networks to provide its customers with access to nearly 60,000 charging points in the United States and Canada.

The No. 1 car maker in the US said it has signed agreements with seven companies, including Blink Charging, ChargePoint and EV Connect.

“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 a statement.

The automaker also introduced “Ultium Charge 360,” an integration of charging networks, GM mobile apps for vehicles and other services to simplify the charging experience for its electric vehicle owners.

GM’s next generation of Ultium batteries will be used in its new electric vehicles, including the Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq.

Wall Street is increasingly focusing on GM’s strategy of rolling out electric vehicles as it gradually seeks to catch up with EV market leader Tesla.

The automaker previously announced a $ 27 billion investment in electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles (AV) through 2025 and the launch of 30 new electric vehicles by the end of 2025.

GM’s longer haul target also includes ceasing sales of light petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035.

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