GM to install 4,000 electric car charging stations in Canada – .

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GM to install 4,000 electric car charging stations in Canada – .


General Motors plans to install 4,000 charging stations in Canada as part of the automaker’s effort to invest more in electric vehicles.
The Detroit-based company has announced plans to install 40,000 stations in the United States and Canada over the next year, as part of a pledge to spend US $ 750 million to strengthen its electric vehicle infrastructure. by 2025.

“We are forecasting 10 percent of the total loader count for the Canadian market,” the company told CBC News in a statement.

The company says the charging stations will be installed at GM dealerships, but also at various other workplaces, multi-unit dwellings, sports and entertainment venues, colleges and universities.

The charging stations will be available for use by anyone who owns an electric vehicle, not just those who own a vehicle built by GM, the company said.

Strengthening the electrical future

The initiative is “part of our plan to get everyone in an electric vehicle, making access to charging even more transparent than before,” GM Chairman Mark Reuss said in a statement.

“We want to give customers the right tools and access to charging where and when they need it, while working with our dealer network to accelerate the expansion of accessible charging in the United States and Canada, including in underserved areas, rural and urban. “

An electric car charges at an electric vehicle charging station on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press)

For comparison, there are approximately 11,000 gas stations spread across Canada, so 4,000 new electric charging stations would represent a significant increase in the number of places a driver could get a boost.

According to data compiled by Bloomberg, approximately 1.5 million plug-in electric vehicles have been registered for use in the United States and Canada since 2011.

GM is in the process of retrofitting some of its manufacturing plants in Canada to begin manufacturing electric vehicles.

The news comes a day after car rental company Hertz announced plans to purchase 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles this year, adding to the growing availability and demand for electric vehicles.

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