GM named In-Charge Energy, leader in turnkey EV infrastructure solutions, as a preferred provider for Ultium Charge 360’s fleet service. Ultium Charge 360 is General Motors Company’s newly-announced fleet charging solution.
“Electrifying fleets play a key role in GM’s vision to get ‘Everybody In’ on an all-electric future,” says Alex Keros, lead architect, EV infrastructure, General Motors. “GM is working with In-Charge to support fleet customers as they move toward an electric vehicle line up. Our collaborative approach to helping fleets go electric will streamline implementation while building charging infrastructure that fits their unique, ongoing electrification needs.”
Through Ultium Charge 360, GM fleet as well as BrightDrop customers can access In-Charge for support with their infrastructure needs. Given the high demand for EV charging infrastructure in the US, many utilities deal with long queues to upgrade facilities. As a result, the charging equipment necessary for fleet vehicles may face longer timelines than vehicle deliveries.
“With these challenges, it is very important to work with an infrastructure partner early,” says Terry O’Day, COO of In-Charge Energy. “GM understands this dynamic as well as anyone in the EV industry, and this announced relationship reflects the need to move vehicle and infrastructure decisions forward concurrently.”
Additionally, In-Charge Energy will be available to provide infrastructure support for GM fleet and BrightDrop customers. This includes fleet and facility planning, engineering and design, utility interconnection, construction management, and hardware and software selection and supply. It also includes final installation and commissioning, monitoring, maintenance, repair, reporting, and finance. In-Charge uses its own field technicians to directly perform many of these services. In-Charge Energy also produces a suite of hardware that pair with products from ABB, Delta, Juicebar, Siemens, and others. This helps provide the right configuration for every fleet.
Finally, the right infrastructure keeps costs low, allows for upgrades over time, and ensures different vehicles operate on one platform.
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