GM EV owners currently have roughly 174,000 public chargers at their disposal, with plans to continue to grow the charging network in the future.
The EV public charger tally was disclosed during GM’s recent Q4 2023 earnings presentation, which also included a brief outline of The General’s future EV charging network plans.
According to General Motors, GM EV owners can access around 174,000 public chargers via the myBrand app, with 15,000 Tesla Superchargers expected to become available to GM customers by the first half of the 2024 calendar year. Additionally, at least 30,000 high-powered chargers will open up by 2030 as part of a seven-automaker collaboration, while a collaboration between EVgo and Pilot Company is expected to add over 3,000 public DC fast chargers by the end of the 2024 calendar year.
As GM Authority covered last year, General Motors will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) in new GM EVs starting in 2025. The NACS was originally developed by Tesla. In conjunction with the announcement made last year, General Motors also stated that GM customers would gain access to 12,000 Tesla Supercharger stations throughout North America starting early in 2024, while the automaker will also offer adapters for NACS-enabled vehicles to provide access to CSS-capable fast charge stations.
Ford made a similar announcement, stating that it too would begin producing EVs equipped with an NACS port.
General Motors plans to launch 30 new EVs globally by 2025, while fully transitioning its entire light-duty vehicle fleet to zero tailpipe emissions by the 2035 timeframe. What’s more, The General also recently announced it would reintroduce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to North America as a means of meeting rising fuel economy and emissions standards during the EV transition, with company CEO Mary Barra stating that PHEV technology would help to “deliver some of the environmental benefits of EVs as the nation continues to build its charging infrastructure.”