GM Dealer Community Charging Program Under Way16
GM just announced the launch of the new Dealer Community Charging Program, which aims to expand EV charging access throughout the U.S. and Canada, including underserved rural and urban areas.
Originally announced in late 2021, the Dealer Community Charging Program has enrolled nearly 1,000 GM dealers thus far, representing almost a quarter of all GM dealers in North America. the program first opened to Chevy dealers earlier in 2022, but is set to expand to Buick, Cadillac, and GMC dealers by January of the 2023 calendar year.
The launch of the GM Dealer Community Program was marked by the installation of the first community charging stations in Wisconsin and Michigan, while dealers in Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, and Washington are expected to install new chargers in the next few weeks and months. Participating dealers are eligible to receive up to 10 19.2-kilowatt Level 2 charging stations, with GM coordinating between dealers and installation providers to place the stations at key community locations.
Looking ahead, GM plans to install upwards of 40,000 new Level 2 charging stations across the U.S. and Canada through the Dealer Community Charging Program, nearly doubling the current number of public Level 2 charging stations. The chargers will be available to all EV drivers, rather than just GM EV drivers.
“Nearly 90 percent 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 vice president of GM EV Ecosystem, Hoss Hassani. “Our dealers are an important enabler of our all-electric future and in many cases will be the catalyst for EV adoption in communities that would otherwise have limited EV infrastructure.”
GM has also announced that FLO has been selected as the GM Dealer Community Charging Program station provider, with the company’s facility in Michigan serving as the primary production hub for the new program charging stations. Finally, GM is also launching EV Live, a free virtual learning opportunity to educate consumers on EVs.
“GM is taking a comprehensive approach to help put everyone in an EV,” Hassani said. “This includes great vehicles, accessible and reliable charging infrastructure, and free educational resources to help make the transition to EVs as seamless as possible. Combined, these efforts will manifest our all-electric future.”
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So, you have to spend time at a dealer to charge your EV. What a joke on the public…
Better time spent than at Walmart
The article stated that the dealers can set up charging stations anywhere in the community, not just the dealership.
From the article:
“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”.
access probably be blocked by pickups
Others are reporting this slightly different in saying the dealers will have say so where the chargers will be installed in the near by neighborhoods. So not necessarily on the dealer lot.
Good for GM i am waiting for the inioq6
Good luck getting one. I tested the Ionic 5 and after the test I wanted to buy. The dealer said the wait is 2 to 3 years. Ionic 6 the same.
I went to my Chevy dealer and bought a Bolt. Will get it maybe spring or summer 2023. This is in Montreal.
Pretty sure they’re not installing them out of the goodness of their heart. Once again, follow the money. I’m sure it leads down the rabbit hole of government handouts to propel the EV narrative.
anytime people do not obey the narrative they are conspiracy theorists. When in reality, what they said usually turns out to be true, but the media hides the truth from the sheep. So the sheep just continue to believe what they are told. Can’t fix stupid, but you can vaccinate it.
Level 2? Come on GM, level 3.You are still dragging your tail.
Level 2. Who wants to spend hours charging away from home on a L2 EVSE. When I charge away from home, I go to dcfc stations. Lets get real, this is a waste of time and money
More copper for the tweakers…..
On Ford Authority on this article, a poster said that only 25% of Chevy dealers have agreed to provide extra charging facilities… This is probably AS IT SHOULD BE…
I drive 3 plug-ins, but have no interest nor need to charge at the dealership where I purchased the vehicle…
The dealership should be allowed to make their own decisions on this, and not be penalized for not ‘going along’…
A dealer MAY decide that, in providing plug-in rentals – that they insist on returning rentals be ‘fully-charged’ in the same way a gasoline rental is required to be fully-gassed otherwise a ‘Convenience Fueling’ added fee accrues. Hence a PROFIT-CENTER for the dealership. If I were a dealer, this is the only time more charging facilities make Business Sense.