GM wants to help deploy 40,000 charging stations

The automaker aims to produce only zero-emissions cars by 2035 (Image: 123RF)

General Motors announced Tuesday that it wants to help deploy 40,000 public electric charging stations in the United States and Canada starting next year in partnership with its dealerships.

This initiative will strengthen the North American recharging network, which, according to the US Department of Energy, currently has approximately 125,000 stations in just over 51,000 stations.

The idea, GM explains in a press release, is to distribute up to 10 stations to each of its dealers and help them get financial help to get more.

The stations obtained in this way will be installed at key points, such as workplaces, buildings, sports and entertainment venues or universities.

It will be available to all electric vehicle owners, not just those who own a General Motors vehicle.

The manufacturer, which aspires to produce only zero-emissions cars by 2035, also plans to sell charging stations to individuals.

“These two initiatives are part of our plan to get everyone into an electric vehicle, making charging solutions easier to access,” Mark Royce, principal at General Motors, said in the statement.

US President Joe Biden aims to have a network of 500,000 charging stations in the country. Investments in a massive infrastructure plan under discussion are planned for several months in Congress.

Tesla, which sells about two-thirds of electric cars in the United States, has developed its own network in North America: according to the Department of Energy, the group has about 25,000 destination stations in the United States and Canada. strong) at nearly 6,300 stations.

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Its boss, Elon Musk, announced in July that he intends to open the Supercharger network to all electric vehicles by the end of the year.

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