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GM has announced plans to roll-out a national DC fast charging network that will be installed, operated and maintained by EVgo through its eXtend offering in the US. In collaboration with Pilot Company, this network of 2,000 EV charging points will be installed at Pilot and Flying J travel centers across the country.

They will be co-branded ‘Pilot Flying J’ and ‘Ultium Charge 360’, and open to all EV brands.

GM customers will receive special benefits like exclusive reservations, discounts on charging, a streamlined charging process through Plug and Charge and integration into GM’s vehicle brand apps providing real-time charger availability and help with route planning. This collaboration is expected to enhance America’s EV driving experience.

This collaboration is targeting the installation of charging stalls at 50-mile intervals across the US.

Pilot Company has grown its US network to more than 800 retail and fuelling locations and supplies more than 14 billion gallons of fuel per year to the market. 

Mary Barra, GM Chair and Chief Executive Officer, says: “We are committed to an all-electric, zero-emissions future, and ensuring that the right charging infrastructure is in place is a key piece of the puzzle. With travel centers across North America, Pilot Company is an ideal collaborator to reach a broad audience of EV drivers.”

“GM and Pilot Company designed this program to combine private investments alongside intended government grant and utility programs to help reduce range anxiety and significantly close the gap in long-distance EV charger demand,” adds Shameek Konar, Pilot Company Chief Executive Officer. “Our travel centers are well-equipped to accommodate EV charging with 24/7 amenities and convenient proximity to major roadways across the country. We look forward to collaborating with GM and the U.S. Department of Transportation to make convenient coast-to-coast EV travel a reality through our national network of travel centers.”

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For GM, this development is one more step of its nearly $750 million investment in EV charging infrastructure

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