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General Motors President Mark Reuss addresses the gathering Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at an event detailing GM’s electric vehicle technologies and upcoming products in the Design Dome on the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Michigan. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)

The Launch Of Ultium Charge 360

General Motors has announced the launch of Ultium Charge 360, a comprehensive charging solution that combines charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners.

Ultium Charge 360 builds on GM’s existing charging activities, giving GM electric vehicle owners more trust and comfort when charging their automobiles.

“GM recognizes the importance of a comprehensive charging experience that facilitates the transition to an EV and promotes mass adoption,” said Travis Hester, GM’s chief EV officer.

“As we prepare to deliver 30 electric vehicles globally by the end of 2025, Ultium Charge 360 simplifies and enhances the at-home charging experience as well as public charging – whether community-based or road-trip charging.”

A Road To New Electric Future

Many people believe that the future will be all-electric. GM wants to be completely prepared for when that happens, so the company unveiled a new electric vehicle platform named Ultium Charge 360 this week.

Ultium Charge 360 has a comprehensive charging experience.

GM will continue to work with a variety of third parties, including charge point operators, electric utilities, and government agencies, to improve customer access to home, workplace, public, and fleet charging.

They plan to keep updating their mobile vehicle apps in order to have a more user-friendly mobile interface that makes finding a charging station, plugging in, and paying for charging easy.

It focuses on charging devices and installation services customized to EV owners’ lifestyles to help make the transition to an EV as smooth as possible.

For example, in partnership with Qmerit, GM will cover the standard installation of Level 2 charging capability for qualified customers who buy or lease a 2022 Bolt EUV or Bolt EV.

Ultium Charge 360 features

This new EV initiative aims to put all of the company’s EV plans under one roof, effectively making owning an electric car more convenient. Ultium Charge 360 comprises three main parts: charging, mobile applications, and other goods and services.

To begin with, charging access is ensured by cooperation with a variety of third parties, including charge point operators, electric utilities, and government agencies.

GM also reports that it has signed agreements with many charging networks to gain access to over 60,000 charging stations across the US and Canada.

By the end of 2025, we’ll have 2,700 quick chargers thanks to a collaboration with EV go, with 500 of them built by the end of the year.

The second component of Ultium Charge is a collection of mobile apps that will enable users to find a charging station, plug in their device, and pay as quickly as possible.

Of course, such apps already exist, but GM aims to give its customers the most natural experience possible.GM intends to make the transition to electric vehicles as painless as possible in terms of goods and services, so it will provide a number of incentives, including one that includes the routine introduction of Level 2 charging capabilities for specific modes of transportation.

Upcoming Reveals

Starting this year, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, and Buick will all introduce new electric vehicles. The following new Chevrolet electric vehicle will be a new version of the Bolt EV, which will debut in late 2020, followed by 2022.

Bolt EUV, which will debut in Summer 2021. The Bolt EUV will be the first vehicle outside of the Cadillac brand to offer Super Cruise, the industry’s first accurate hands-free highway driving technology. GM plans to roll out to 22 vehicles by 2023, including ten this year.