In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors is joining 12 other companies as the founding Partners of the DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge with the goal of increasing the number of employers with available charging in the workplace tenfold within five years. Fulfilling the challenge will help strengthen the growing electric vehicle infrastructure in the U.S. while increasing consumer exposure to plug-in EVs.
“Since the introduction of the Chevrolet Volt, we have made a commitment to lead by example on workplace charging and to engage in encouraging other companies to help provide the infrastructure supporting the electric vehicle market,” said GM vice president, Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs Mike Robinson. “With 239 workplace charging spots for the use of GM employees to charge their personal plug-in vehicles, we are primed to meet this challenge.”
As part of the challenge, the DOE will dispense technical assistance and facilitate the sharing of best practices between the program’s partners and Ambassadors. The following companies are part of the initiate to promote workplace charging stations:
- Chrysler LLC
- Duke Energy
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Ford Motor Co.
- General Electric
- San Diego Gas & Electric
The Workplace Charging Challenge is driven by the EV Everywhere Challenge, whose goal is to accelerate the development, affordability, convenience, and commercialization of the next-generation plug-in electric vehicles to make EVs on par with today’s gasoline-powered vehicles.