General Motors is going to make 2,700 new fast charges by collaborating with electric vehicle charging network EVgo/ These stations will cover both cities and suburbs across the United States in a record time of the next five years. That is more than threefold the 800 fast chargers that EVgo currently has on its network, which is in 34 states and serves “more than 200,000 customers.”
The buildout will help EVgo keep velocity with other expanding fast-charging networks. Tesla owns 2,000 Supercharger stations (and 18,000 stalls) global, and Volkswagen’s new Electrify America network is already up to 452 stations in the US.
The new services will be “located in highly noticeable areas and most will be able to charge at least four vehicles simultaneously,” according to a press release, and will be able to charge at rates between 100kW to 350kW. They won’t be closed to GM vehicles, and the first chargers that are part of this new buildout will be ready in early 2021. The two organizations are targeting around 40 different city markets.