GM will install as many as 40,000 community EV charging stations | Engadget
The automaker has launched a community charging initiative that will install as many as 40,000 Level 2 charging stations across North America. GM ultimately plans three chargers, including a basic 11.5kW/48-amp model, a "premium" version of that charger (with touchscreen and camera) and a more powerful 19.2kW/80-amp model. GM is close to launching a new wave of electric vehicles, and it's making sure the charging infrastructure is in place to keep those EVs on the road. The community effort starts in 2022 and is part of a larger $750 million investment through Ultium Charge 360.Level 2 charging isn't very fast. The program will give dealers up to 10 chargers they can place at "key locations" in their neighborhoods, such as apartments, colleges and businesses. Dealers may want to install multiple stations in one location to minimize queuing.This could still be welcome news. Many charging network expansions focus on high-powered chargers intended for long-distance trips.
GM is close to launching a new wave of electric vehicles, and it's making sure the charging infrastructure is in place to keep those EVs on the road. The automaker has launched a community charging i… [+1468 chars]