General Motors is launching a fleet charging service through its EV business unit BrightDrop.
The service will be called Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service and is part of the bet the automaker has placed on connected and electric commercial vehicles. The service offers many of the tools a commercial delivery, sales or motor pool business might need, as well as including an effort to add home charging for drivers. The service is meant to provide tools for fleet operators, which Alex Keros, GM's lead architect of EV Infrastructure, noted are an important market growth segment and a critical piece of the electrification puzzle. The company looked at "how to put the right customer experiences together ... you know, when you think about fleets these are cars that come home with employees for example, and we'll have to help those companies and employees figure out charging in their home."
The service is launching with Duke Energy company eTransEnergy, EVgo, In-Charge Energy and Schneider Electric, four firms that have the capability needed to keep the BrightDrop commercial vans properly powered.