GM Looks to Cars and Infrastructure to Mainstream EVs

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GM Looks to Cars and Infrastructure to Mainstream EVs

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Chevrolet recently sold its 100,000th Volt – America’s first plug-in to reach the milestone. Owners have driven almost 1.5 billion miles in EV mode out of a total 2.5 billion cumulative miles, saving nearly 58 million gallons of fuel. That is enough gasoline to fill more than 87 competition-size swimming pools.

Chevrolet is continually expanding its electrified vehicle lineup, whether it’s the Bolt EV now in pre-production at Orion Assembly, the all-new Malibu hybrid, stop/start technology in vehicles like the Cruze or offering truck customers a mild-hybrid option for the Silverado

But the vehicles are only part of the solution. General Motors has recently teamed up with the White House in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Air Force and the Army, and the Environmental Protection Agency to engage key stakeholders that can lead the expansion of EV charging infrastructure.

The automaker signed onto the Guiding Principles to Promote Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure.

“By working together across the Federal government and with the private sector, we can ensure that electric vehicle drivers have access to charging stations at home, at work, and on the road – creating a new way of thinking about transportation that will drive America forward,” stated the White House fact sheet about the initiative.

GM, along with the 45 others who signed on, hope to enhance EV use and charging infrastructure available to all Americans.

“We are at such an important moment for electric vehicle adoption as the success of the Chevrolet Volt and the upcoming Bolt EV demonstrate,” said Britta Gross, director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy at General Motors. “Now is the time to engage broader groups of stakeholders to expand mobility options for all consumers.”

GM is a proponent of workplace charging and has installed more than 500 charging stations at U.S. facilities. Learn more about how GM is accelerating an EV future.

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