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General Motors partners with seven companies to offer 60,000 EV charging points in Canada, the US

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General Motors has announced agreements with major electric vehicle charging networks to offer its customers access to practically 60,000 charging points across the United States and Canada.

The U.S. automaker said it had signed agreements with seven companies comprising Blink Charging, ChargePoint, and EV Connect.

"EV customers will soon be able to easily see real-time information from nearly 60,000 charging plugs...find stations along a route and initiate and pay for charging," GM said in a declaration.

The automaker also introduced "Ultium Charge 360", a platform that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other services to streamline the charging experience for its electric-vehicle owners.

GM's next generation of Ultium batteries will be used in its new EVs comprising the Hummer EV and the Cadillac Lyriq.

Wall Street has been progressively focusing on GM's strategy to roll out electric vehicles, as it gradually aims to catch up with EV market leader Tesla Inc.

The automaker earlier announced a $27 billion investment in EV and autonomous vehicles (AV) through 2025 and the launch of 30 new EVs by 2025-end.

GM's longer-range target also comprises halting sales of light-duty gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles by 2035. 

Author : Moulin Oza
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