GM and Pilot Company (which operates the Pilot and Flying J truck stop chains) are collaborating to create a national DC fast charging network that will be installed, operated and maintained by EVgo.
This network of 2,000 charging stalls, located at up to 500 Pilot and Flying J travel centers, will be co-branded Pilot Flying J and Ultium Charge 360, and will be powered by EVgo eXtend. GM customers will receive special benefits such as exclusive reservations and discounts on charging.
The charging sites will feature DC fast chargers with power levels of up to 350 kW. Many will feature canopies to help protect customers from the elements, as well as pull-through capability to allow convenient charging for electric pickup trucks and SUVs pulling trailers.
EVgo, which is also working with GM on a separate project to deploy some 3,250 fast chargers in American cities and suburbs by the end of 2025, was chosen as a strategic collaborator due to its expertise in building, operating and maintaining DC fast charging infrastructure.
“We are committed to an all-electric, zero-emissions future, and ensuring that the right charging infrastructure is in place is a key piece of the puzzle,” said GM CEO Mary Barra. “With travel centers across North America, Pilot Company is an ideal collaborator to reach a broad audience of EV drivers.”
“Our travel centers are well-equipped to accommodate EV charging, with 24/7 amenities and convenient proximity to major roadways across the country,” said Pilot Company CEO Shameek Konar. “We look forward to collaborating with GM and the DOT to make convenient coast-to-coast EV travel a reality through our national network of travel centers.”
“Through EVgo eXtend, we are showcasing why EVgo’s technology and industry leadership make us the partner of choice to site hosts, automakers and drivers,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO at EVgo.
Source: Charged EVs