5/20/2014

GM Surpasses 400 EV Charging Stations for Employee Vehicles

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General Motors Co. has installed 401 charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles belonging to employees at its U.S. offices and factories.

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General Motors Co. has installed 401 charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles belonging to employees at its U.S. offices and factories.

GM charging facility for employees

More than half the facilities are in Michigan; most of the others are in New York and California. GM says more than 80 of the stations are solar powered.

The company has built another 400 charge spots in the U.S. used exclusively by its vehicle developers and testers. GM notes that its Chevrolet and Cadillac dealers also have installed about 5,900 charging spots for their customers.

GM's activities are part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge, which seeks a tenfold jump in five years in the number of American businesses that offer their employees at-work facilities for charging plug-ins and EVs. The DOE initiative has signed 75 cities, companies and institutions, to date.