General Motors will finally invest in electric-car charging infrastructure, but there’s a catch: only Maven members will have access. The automaker announced it will build an exclusive network of DC fast charging stations for Maven members in the service’s select markets.
Obviously, these chargers will only be compatible with the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, as the Chevrolet Volt does not accept DC fast chargers. But, the network should provide an even greater incentive for members to rent a Bolt EV. Rates start at $229 per week for the electric car.
The chargers will be limited to 50 kilowatts, though GM said faster chargers could come in the future. There’s also no word on just how many chargers the network will include, but in the announcement, the automaker and Maven said “hundreds” on charging stations will be available across Maven’s markets. Maven members already earn access to EVgo networks in Austin, Boston, Baltimore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
There’s no timeline for when the charging stations will enter operation, but for many markets, extra charging stations can’t come soon enough.