General Motors has announced plans to install up to 40,000 electric vehicle chargers across North America.
This is part of an extensive plan to invest approximately US$750 million in charging infrastructure in hopes that it will increase adoption rates and boost the sales of its electrified models.
As part of this program, GM will supply the charging equipment to auto dealers across the U.S. and Canada, who will, in turn, look for suitable external locations, outside of their own properties to install the infrastructure.
GM is ready to supply each dealer up to 10 Ultium charging stations to deploy in their community. In addition to that, GM has committed to helping dealers apply for incentives and other funding opportunities that will aid the installation of the chargers.
GM has revealed that the decision to partner with dealers on the program, tagged “Dealer Community Charging Program”, is fueled by the fact that they’re often already engaged in their local area.
Alex Keros, GM’s lead architect of EV infrastructure, told TechCrunch in a recent interview that “Dealers are already pretty active in their communities, have great relationships, they know them well and so why not leverage them?”
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