473 charging stations in place, with more on the way
Early last year, GM was among 13 founding partner companies that pledged with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) to increase workplace charging in the U.S. tenfold within five years, as part of the Workplace Charging Challenge.
Automaker has nearly 160 stations located at various manufacturing facilities
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Based on growing employee demand, General Motors today announced that it has installed 401 electric vehicle charging stations at its U.S. production and business facilities. More than 20 percent of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles.
The demand for electric vehicles is expanding in the United States. Through the Workplace Charging Challenge, recently announced by President Obama, the Department of Energy is joining the effort to increase access to charging stations in the workplace, thereby increasing the affordability and convenience of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
Joins Google, Verizon and others to meet DOE challenge
WASHINGTON, February 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Motors, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, is joining 12 other companies as founding Partners of the DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge. The goal is to increase the number of employers with workplace charging tenfold within five years.
Successfully meeting the challenge will help strengthen the nation’s expanding electric-vehicle infrastructure and increase consumer exposure to plug-in electric vehicles.