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GM charger rollout begin in US and Canada

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GM charger rollout begin in US and Canada

GM Is Installing 40,000 EV Chargers Across the USA and Canada

"GM hopes to install up to 40,000 Level 2 charging stations across the United States and Canada, which would double the number of public Level 2 stations. They aren’t limited to just GM cars, either — anyone can use them. The stations are maintained by the Quebec-based FLO, and a mobile app is required for payment, much like ChargePoint and most other providers."
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Based on my limited experience with FLO, they are pretty good.
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Level 2 and across USA and Canada.

So, slow charging and like 39999 of them will be in the states.
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Caerus wrote: Level 2 and across USA and Canada.

So, slow charging and like 39999 of them will be in the states.
When your realize, if you slap 2 per hotel in USA, you'll need to install 160,000 of them.

Level 2 is only good for emergency or over night, if you think EA DCFC line up is long.
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and here lies the problem with any non-Tesla EV.
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Elec2016 wrote: Based on my limited experience with FLO, they are pretty good.
Impressive project for a home grown company.
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Caerus wrote: Level 2 and across USA and Canada.

So, slow charging and like 39999 of them will be in the states.
I think GM has a separate fast charger deal.

GM launches new partnership to have ~60,000 public chargers from 7 networks on the same app in US & Canada

"GM is launching a product called Ultium Charge 360, which basically consists of a new partnership to have around 60,000 public chargers from seven networks on the same app in the US and Canada."

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"Last year, the automaker announced a partnership with EVgo to deploy over 2,000 new fast-charging stations."
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Back in 2014 (8 years ago), I used to depend on L2 chargers to drive my LEAF on shorter road trips. Now I just Supercharge when I want to drive across the country without any planning needed. 2022 is VERY different than 2014 and GM is obviously about 8 years behind.

You DON'T buy a GM EV for use with public chargers. They are meant for home charging since the public 3rd party networks are so unreliable.
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Jimbobs wrote:

"GM is launching a product called Ultium Charge 360, which basically consists of a new partnership to have around 60,000 public chargers from seven networks on the same app in the US and Canada."
Even older news.

Apr 28 2021. GM launches new partnership to have ~60,000 public chargers from 7 networks on the same app in US & Canada

Obviously, nothing is installed 20 months later.
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xrvr wrote: Even older news.

Apr 28 2021. GM launches new partnership to have ~60,000 public chargers from 7 networks on the same app in US & Canada

Obviously, nothing is installed 20 months later.
I don't think they will install anything other than a few chargers because having their name floating across the news is good business. Like you said, 20 months and very little to show for. It's all for looking good for the PR show.
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Go Tesla or go home. People are starting to realize if you are taking a long trip and you arrive at a broken charger or a stall full of other EVs, you are going to be SOL. I don’t even see the reason why people going on road trips are taking their EVs.
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spike1128 wrote: Go Tesla or go home. People are starting to realize if you are taking a long trip and you arrive at a broken charger or a stall full of other EVs, you are going to be SOL. I don’t even see the reason why people going on road trips are taking their EVs.
I'll take a Tesla, and go home! In Europe the Tesla chargers are open to other EV's and it can get messy.

Funny how Tesla is seen as a legacy EV automaker, and I'd stick to them until there are proven alternatives. So far everyone is just beta testing EV's from the legacy ICE automakers who have colourful histories of their own massive blunders.
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Competition heating up. At least GM pickup drivers will likely not block these chargers.

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