Seven Major Automakers Announce Collaboration on Fast Electric Vehicle Charging Network


Larisa Manescu,

NATIONWIDE – Today, seven major automakers – BMW, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis – announced collaboration on an electric vehicle fast charger network, powered by renewable energy, across the U.S. and Canada.

There are currently 32,000 publicly available fast chargers in the U.S. as of this month, and over 2 million EVs. This effort would nearly double the amount of fast chargers (adding at least 30,000).

The chargers will be compatible with EVs that use both the Combined Charging System (CCS) and the North American Charging Standard (NACS) connectors. They will also be installed in locations with amenities such as restrooms, food service, and stores nearby.

In response to the announcement, Sierra Club’s Clean Transportation for All Director Katherine García released the following statement:

“This joint venture is a major win as we accelerate the electric vehicle transition. We welcome the effort and urge the automakers to fulfill this commitment to making the EV charging experience better and faster for drivers across the country. We can’t help but notice Toyota is one of the missing automakers – we urge all automakers to jump on the bandwagon and get moving on this overdue and essential collaboration.”

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