General Motors is bringing EV owners, charging networks, electric vehicles, and mobile applications together into one product: Ultium Charge 360.
Ultium Charge 360 Will Support GM EV Owners
General Motors is rolling out Ultium Charge 360, a “holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners.” What does that mean? In short, if you own a GM EV, you’ll never be left wondering where you can charge next.
Ultium Charge 360 is comprised of three basic approaches:
- Charging stations: GM will work to install more charging stations across the US, including Ultium ready quick-charge stations. They’ll also work with companies and Government Agencies to ensure prolific public, fleet, and workplace charging.
- Mobile Applications: GM’s brand-specific mobile apps will be updated to offer more content specific to EV owners, charging station locations, and charging strategies.
- Products and Services: In an effort to make sure switching to electric vehicles is seamless, the company will offer charging accessories and products to owners. GM will even offer Level 2 chargers to eligible customers who purchase or lease a 2022 Bolt EUV or Bolt EV.
General Motors has signed service agreements with over seven electric charging providers in support of Ultium Charge 360 including Blink Charging, ChargePoint, EV Connect, EVgo, FLO, Greenlots and SemaConnect. Through GM’s mobile vehicle apps, EV owners will be able to see real-time information from over 60,000 charging stations in the USA and Canada.
The company is also working with EVgo to provide Ultium specific quick-charge capable stations. Over 500 charging “stalls” will be online by the end of 2021 with over 2,700 stations promised by 2025. EVgo Ultium quick charging stations will be tailored to Ultium powered vehicles and will allow owners to add dozens of miles of range in just minutes. Owners will be able to find Ultium capable charging stations through the Ultium Charge 360 initiative.
GM’s Ultium powered products will have the capability to travel up to 450-miles on a full charge, compatible with a gas-powered vehicle. The GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ can add nearly 100-miles of range in around 10 minutes with a compatible quick charger.
A future fully electric Silverado was recently announced and is expected to have over 400 miles of range on a full charge.
“GM agrees with the customer need for a robust charging experience that makes the transition to an EV seamless and helps drive mass adoption,” said Travis Hester, GM’s chief EV officer. “As we launch 30 EVs globally by the end of 2025, Ultium Charge 360 simplifies and improves the at-home charging experience and the public charging experience – whether it’s community-based or road-trip charging.”
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GM-Trucks.com is committed to covering GM’s all-electric future. We’ve reserved and will take delivery of a 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 later this year. Stay tuned for more information on our reservation, when we take delivery, and our journey as one of the first Ultium powered vehicle owners. We’re excited to take advantage of Ultium Charge 360