EVgo Inc. said it’s made a deal to install 2,000 electric vehicle chargers at up to 500 Pilot and Flying J travel centers in 40 states.
The Los Angeles-based fast-charging network for EVs said it will install, operate and maintain the network of 350-kilowatt charging stalls for Pilot Co. and General Motors Co. under EVgo’s eXtend program.
The deal with General Motors (NYSE: GM) will allow GM customers to receive special benefits like exclusive reservations, discounts on charging and integration into GM’s vehicle brand apps that provide real-time charger availability, and help with route planning.
The move follows EVgo’s recent partnership to launch its Plug and Charge service for all GM electric vehicles.
“EVgo, GM and Pilot Co. share a commitment to building an electric charging network that increases access and helps accelerate the shift to electrification for all,” said EVgo CEO Cathy Zoi in a statement. “The eXtend offering leverages our technological expertise and experience deploying and operating chargers for customers across the country, including critical corridors for road trips.”
GM said research shows that widespread access to highway charging, particularly in underserved urban and rural areas, is a significant barrier to mass EV adoption.
“We are committed to an all-electric, zero-emissions future, and ensuring that the right charging infrastructure is in place is a key piece of the puzzle,” said GM CEO Mary Barra, in a statement. “With travel centers across North America, Pilot Co. is an ideal collaborator to reach a broad audience of EV drivers.”
Late last year, EVgo (Nasdaq: EVGO) and GM increased their plans to install 3,250 fast-charging locations in 52 markets by 2025 — up from an original number of 2,750 charging stalls in 40 markets. As of March 31, EVgo said it had more than 850 charging locations in the U.S.
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