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To Put ‘Everybody In’ an Electric Vehicle, GM Introduces Ultium Charge 360

General Motors has introduced Ultium Charge 360, a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the automaker revealed that the Ultium Charge 360 builds on GM’s existing charging efforts to provide GM EV owners more confidence and convenience when it comes to EV charging.

“GM agrees with the customer need for a robust charging experience that makes the transition to an EV seamless and helps drive mass adoption,” said Travis Hester, GM’s chief EV officer. “As we launch 30 EVs globally by the end of 2025, Ultium Charge 360 simplifies and improves the at-home charging experience and the public charging experience – whether it’s community-based or road-trip charging.”

To offer a holistic charging experience, GM will continue to work with a variety of third parties, including charge point operators, electric utilities and government agencies to make a home, workplace, public and fleet charging ubiquitous for customers. GM will also continue to update the GM vehicle mobile apps to provide an even more intuitive mobile experience that makes navigating to a charging station, plugging into a charger and paying for charging simple.

In addition to introducing Ultium Charge 360, GM also announces continued progress on its EV infrastructure strategy:

GM now has signed agreements with several major charging providers: Blink Charging, ChargePoint, EV Connect, FLO, Greenlots and SemaConnect. Through their GM vehicle mobile apps, EV customers will soon be able to easily see real-time information from nearly 60,000 charging plugs throughout the U.S. and Canada, find stations along a route and initiate and pay for charging.

Combined, these companies provide real-time data for 4,800 plugs in Canada, nearly half of the 9,900 plugs currently included in the MyChevrolet, MyCadillac, and MyGMC apps.

Through their GM vehicle mobile apps, EV customers will soon be able to easily see real-time information from nearly 60,000 charging plugs throughout the U.S. and Canada,

GM will continue to provide updates about Ultium Charge 360, including new elements and collaborations.

Ultium Charge 360 builds on the technology that is powering GM’s EV future – the Ultium Platform. This platform could enable a GM-estimated range of up to 450 miles on a full charge2.  The Ultium Platform will power the Cadillac LYRIQ, GMC HUMMER EVs, BrightDrop EV600, the Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup truck and more.

In the last two years, GM has made several announcements demonstrating its rapid advancement toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future, and the commitment to making EV ownership easier, including:

  1. GM revealed its proprietary Ultium Platform that will allow the company to compete for nearly every customer in the market today.
  2. GM committed more than $27 billion to EV and AV product development through 2025, including $7 billion in 2021, and plans to launch 30 EVs globally by the end of 2025, with more than two-thirds available in North America. Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, and Buick will all be represented, with EVs at all price points for work, adventure, performance and family use.
  3. In March 2020, GM announced it is adding 3,500 new EV charging plugs throughout its U.S. and Canadian facilities for employees.
  4. In February 2020, GM made enhancements to Energy Assist, making it easier for GM EV owners to find an available public charging station and initiate a charging session.

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