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GM, EVgo open first of 2,000 EV charging stations at Pilot Travel Centers

The stations will be located at roughly 500 Pilot Flying J truck stops and will be managed by EVgo.

On December 5, General Motors, along with its partners EVgo and Pilot Flying J travel centers, announced the opening of 17 EV charging stations as part of its “coast-to-coast EV charging network.”

Currently, the charging stations are spread across 13 states and GM plans to bring the total number of stations to 25 before the end of the year.

Aside from several 350kw chargers that can be adjusted based on a car’s EV charging requirements, GM claims that “many” stations will also have pull-through charging stations, plug-and-charge compatibility, 24/7 personnel access, protective canopies, and round-the-clock access. Along with free Wi-Fi, they will also provide standard rest-stop facilities like food and bathrooms.

Over the next five years, GM, EVgo, and Pilot Flying J intend to build at least 2,000 EV charging stations, and by the end of 2024, the companies will add 200 more. The stations will be located at approximately 500 Pilot Flying J truck stops and managed by EV charging company EVgo.

The chargers will have dual branding, “Ultium Charge 360” and “Pilot Flying J,” representing the two businesses contributing to the project’s finances. Implying that, aside from Tesla’s Supercharger network, the new stations will be among few in the U.S. to have an automaker’s emblem.

Additionally, GM has stated that it plans to utilize Tesla’s open-source charging connector for its next EVs since establishing the partnership with EVgo and Pilot. Customers will be able to purchase Tesla adapters from the automaker “early next spring.” In 2025, GM will produce its first electric car compatible with a Tesla charging station.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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