Your #1 source for auto industry news and content


7 automakers partner on electric vehicle charging in U.S.

Seven automakers are partnering to build thousands of universal electric vehicle chargers in an attempt to boost sales in the U.S.

Seven automakers are partnering to build thousands of universal electric vehicle chargers in an attempt to boost sales in the U.S.

The new joint venture involves Stellantis, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and General Motors. The car manufacturers plan to install more than 30,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country. Each station will be powered entirely by renewable energy and feature both NACS and CCS connectors, making them accessible to virtually all EV drivers. In a press release, the automakers said the new installations would feature canopies for shade, with locations chosen based on nearby amenities such as food and restrooms.

“A select number of flagship stations will be equipped with additional amenities, delivering a premier experience designed to showcase the future of charging,” reads the statement. The inclusion of both CCS and NACS connections could also give the joint venture access to tax credits within the Inflation Reduction Act. Earlier in the year, the Biden Administration noted that federal incentives for electric vehicle charging required universal support to meet the needs of all drivers.

At present, the U.S. contains approximately 32,000 public-access stations supporting more than 2 million EV drivers. In a survey conducted by Altman Solon, 79% of American car buyers cited inadequate access to charging as a primary reason for avoiding an electric vehicle purchase. Energy companies, charging station manufacturers, automakers and government agencies have been ramping up efforts to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure and remove roadblocks to EV adoption in preparation for a zero-emissions future.

Stay up to date on exclusive content from CBT News by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Don’t miss out! Subscribe to our free newsletter to receive all the latest news, insight and trends impacting the automotive industry.

CBT News is part of the JBF Business Media family.

Colin Velez
Colin Velez
Colin Velez is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. After obtaining his bachelor’s in Communication from Kennesaw State University in 2018, he kicked off his writing career by developing marketing and public relations material for various industries, including travel and fashion. Throughout the next four years, he developed a love for working with journalists and other content creators, and his passion eventually led him to his current position. Today, Colin writes news content and coordinates stories with auto-industry insiders and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S.

Related Articles

Manufacturers In This Article

More Manufacturer News

Latest Articles

From our Publishing Partners