GM Introduces Ultium Charge 360 to Simplify Charging Experience
DETROIT, Mich. – General Motors 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.
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, according to a press release.
“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.”
Ultium Charge 360 offers access to charging at home, office, public and fleet locations with a network of third parties, including charge point operators, electric utilities and government agencies.
The system will continue to update GM vehicle mobile apps that simplifies navigating to a charging station, plugging into a charger and paying for a charge. GM is also working to offer EV owners charging accessories and installation services tailored to their lifestyle, including standard installation of Level 2 charging capability for eligible customers who purchase or lease a 2022 Bolt EUV or Bolt EV in collaboration with Qmerit.
In addition to Ultium Charge 360, GM has announced agreements with seven major charging partners: Blink Charging, ChargePoint, EV Connect, EVgo, FLO, Greenlots and SemaConnect. Customers will be able to see real-time information for nearly 60,000 charging plugs throughout the U.S. and Canada, locate stations, and initiate and pay for charging.
The first GM and EVgo sites are now live in Washington, California and Florida. Each site can deliver up to 350 kilowatts and averages four chargers per site. GM and EVgo are on track to have some 500 fast charging stations live by the end of 2021, according to the release.
Ultium Charge 360 builds on the technology powering the Ultium Platform, which could enable a GM-estimated range of up to 450 miles on a full charge, according to the release. The Ultium Platform will power the Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EVs, the Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup and more.
Source: GM Corporate
Pictured: GM introduces 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. (Photo by Dan MacMedan for Chevrolet)
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.