General Motors (GM), in partnership with EVgo, an EV fast-charging network provider, has installed its 1,000th DC fast-charging stall, reaching a milestone in the collaboration’s efforts to expand the public fast-charging infrastructure in the United States.
The charging stall was installed at the Woodgrove Festival Shopping Mall in Woodridge, Illinois outside of Chicago, and it serves as a marker of progress in GM’s commitment to developing and deploying 3,250 fast-charging stalls in major metropolitan markets across the country.
“The availability of fast charging infrastructure is key to widespread EV adoption and consumer confidence in all-electric transportation,” said EVgo CEO Cathy Zoi. “That is why we’re working with GM to build convenient and reliable fast charging stations across the country to serve current and future EV drivers.”
To date, GM and EVgo have deployed fast-charging stalls across 27 states in 230 high-traffic locations, such as grocery stores, retail centers, and city centers.
In addition to this project, GM and EVgo are also collaborating to improve the overall customer experience by providing education opportunities at GM dealerships that help new EV buyers navigate public charging. In 2022, the companies also launched Plug and Charge, a feature that allows EV drivers to start a charging session without providing additional payment authentication.
“As GM advances its vision of an all-electric future, it’s imperative we expand the public charging infrastructure… Together, these two efforts are making ‘EVs for everybody’ a reality,” said Hoss Hassani, GM’s Vice President of Charging and Energy.
These efforts directly support Illinois’ commitment to EV adoption. In 2021, Illinois passed legislation that created new vehicle and charging infrastructure incentives to help the state reach 1 million registered EVs by 2030. Illinois will also spend $148 million over the next five years to install EV charging stations along interstate corridors that support the expansion of public charging.