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GM teams up with EVgo to deploy more than 2,700 new DC fast chargers
Two masked, socially distanced people charge their electric cars.

Enlarge / The new EVgo stations will be available to drivers starting in early 2021 and located in cities and suburbs. The chargers will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy and located in highly visible areas. (credit: General Motors)

On Friday, General Motors and the electric vehicle charging company EVgo announced they are partnering to beef up the nation’s DC fast charging infrastructure. The plan is to deploy more than 2,700 DC fast chargers, capable of charging at 100-350kW, with at least four chargers per station. The rollout will begin in 2021 and should be complete by 2025.

GM is about to put into production a new battery EV architecture called BEV3 and a new battery pack design called Ultium. The company also has plans for multiple new BEVs built on these flexible underpinnings.

The first of these will be an SUV, the Cadillac Lyriq, which is being officially unveiled on August 7; next after that should be an electric GMC Hummer, which may well pack a 200kWh battery and an 800V architecture (which would therefore benefit from a 350kW charger).

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