There’s already been plenty of discussion around the infrastructure limitations and concerns regarding the adoption of electric vehicles. Can the grid handle all that energy drain? Are there enough chargers along my road trip route to get me where I want to go? If I don’t live in a city with lots of charging options, how will I recharge? Well, that last issue is being addressed directly by a new plan from General Motors and Flo to install up to 40,000 new chargers in rural communities (and other areas underserved by charging infrastructure) across the U.S. and Canada.
Called the Dealer Community Charging Program, General Motors has chosen Flo as its charger supplier. The program calls for GM dealerships to install up to 10 new Flo chargers in their community; nearly 90 percent of Americans live within 10 miles of a GM dealership, so the program should have a significant impact on the rural charging infrastructure gap. Nearly 1,000 GM dealerships have already enrolled in the program.