HOW GM BELIEVES IT IS SUCCEEDING IN ELECTRIC FLEETS
By Éric Descarries, January 30, 2023
Last November, several General Motors fleet executives attended the 2022 Fleet Forward Conference, which was primarily geared toward commercial fleet managers. Following an introduction by Ed Peper, GM Fleet Director, we learned that most observers believed there would be a 25% acceptance of electric propulsion in the US by 2030. Peper, on the other hand, saw a figure of 50%, which would explain why GM plans to invest more than US$35 billion by 2025 in its Ultium project.
GM already has a US$750 million agreement with EVGo for infrastructure including some 3,250 charging stations in 52 of its most popular markets, as well as an agreement with Pilot Flying J for 2,000 stations on highways. Finally, GM dealerships will soon be required to have about 10 charging stations each.
In addition to this, GM plans to serve its customers with On Star Business Solutions according to director Michelle Calloway, which should begin shortly with the launch of the all-electric BrightDrop van built by GM in Canada. There was also talk of scheduling deliveries to avoid congestion at strategic locations … something to watch for…