General Motors (NYSE: GM) is teaming up with Pilot Co, owner of the Pilot and Flying J highway travel centers, as well as charging network EVgo to build out a new network of EV fast chargers. The partnership between GM and Pilot is set to help fuel EV sales by providing EV stations along the charging infrastructure.
According to Mary Barra, GM Chair and Chief Executive Officer, “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.”
Pilot Co. CEO Shameek Konar added: “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.”
The companies will be installing a total of 2,000 fast chargers at 500 of Pilot’s locations throughout American highways within approximately 50 miles of each other, they revealed. Furthermore, the parties believe that a large portion of the chargers will be installed and functioning by the end of 2023.
Meanwhile, GM’s partnership with EVgo consists of a total USD750 Billion investment in charging infrastructure. The deal is set to add over 3,250 fast chargers in American cities and suburbs by 2025.