General Motors Heads to Rural Areas to Install EV Chargers

General Motors says it will invest in electric-car-charging infrastructure by installing as many as 40,000 Level 2 chargers across the U.S. and Canada.

The GM announcement is unique because the automaker is targeting “underserved, rural, and urban areas” for its investment. Public EV charging stations tend to stand in dense, urban areas and suburban shopping center parking lots. Smaller towns and inner cities are so devoid of charging infrastructure GM called them “charging deserts.”

The automaker says it will work with its dealership network to identify locations for the Ultium-branded public chargers. While GM hasn’t announced specific sites for new chargers, they listed the following potential spots:
Multi-unit dwellings
Sports and entertainment venues
Colleges and universities