GM Dealers Install First Charging Stations as Part of EV Program
DETROIT – General Motors today announced the installation of the first charging stations in Wisconsin and Michigan as part of its Dealer Community Charging Program.
Through the program, GM and its dealers are working to expand charging access in communities, including underserved rural and urban areas where EV charging is often limited or nonexistent.
Nearly 1,000 dealers have enrolled in the program, which initially opened to Chevrolet dealers earlier this year and will expand to Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in January.
GM plans to install up to 40,000 Level 2 charging stations across the U.S. and Canada through the program. The charging stations will be available to all electric vehicle drivers, not just GM EV customers.
“Nearly 90% of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a GM dealership. Our dealers are deeply involved and trusted in their communities and are well positioned to determine locations that expand access to EV charging, including at small businesses, entertainment venues, schools and other popular destinations,” said Hoss Hassani, vice president of GM EV Ecosystem.
Wheelers Chevrolet GMC was the first dealer to participate in the program and recently installed its first charging stations at several locations in Marshfield, Wisconsin, including two parks, a library and a sports complex.
Young Chevrolet Cadillac was next to install its first charging stations at Memorial Healthcare Wellness Center in Owosso, Michigan.
Dealers in Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio and Washington state are expected to install their first charging stations soon.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.