GM Announces New Fleet Charging Service
DETROIT – General Motors and BrightDrop, a new business created and wholly owned by GM, plans to roll out its Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service, a comprehensive approach designed to help make the switch to electric seamless for fleet customers by connecting them with services, features and resources, the company announced July 15.
The fleet service will offer, where available, programs such as fleet and facility management tools; integration into fleet management solutions such as OnStar; the BrightDrop fleet and asset management platform; and support for delivery, sales, utilities and motor pool segments.
GM said the new service will help new and existing fleet customers identify providers, tools and solutions required to prepare and operate charging infrastructure in fleet yards and depots.
In addition, Ultium Charge 360 will help to enable support for home charging and provide drivers access to more than 60,000 public charging places, the company said. GM is working with preferred providers such as eTransEnergy, a Duke Energy company; EVgo; In-Charge Energy; and Schneider Electric. GM is also expanding existing commercial relationships with Qmerit for home charging and EVgo for public and depot charging.
“Fleets have a significant impact on the transition to EVs and by expanding Ultium Charge 360 to our fleet customers, GM aims to be a significant industry leader to advance fleet EV adoption at scale and accelerate our goal of reaching 1 million EV sales globally by 2025,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “Fleet electrification is an important element of our growth strategy, and we will leverage our leadership and expertise in this space to support customers at home, at depots and in public with our suite of providers.”
Pictured: General Motors and BrightDrop, a new business created and wholly owned by GM that is reimagining commercial delivery and logistics for an all-electric future, today announced the Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service, a comprehensive approach designed to help make the switch to electric seamless for fleet customers by connecting them with services, features and resources. (Image: General Motors)
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.