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Car manufacturers are planning the introduction numerous new electric cars over the course of this decade, but they won't do much good if the drivers don't consistent access to a connector. General Motors and EVgo will reduce this fear.

On Friday, the automaker and charging station operator announced that they would both build over 2,700 new quick-charging plugs in the United States. Construction will take place over the next five years, but the plan is to expand access to new areas to encourage the introduction of electric vehicles.

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Suburbanites may never have seen a charging station in their lives, but GM said the suburbs will be targets for this expansion. An appropriate proportion of the new quick-charging plugs will appear in apartment buildings such as apartments or in other places where drivers usually rent rather than own a house.


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Outside of homes, both companies also plan to target retail stores, grocery stores, and high-traffic areas where drivers typically spend 15 to 30 minutes. While doing their errands, a EVgo Fast charger can juice an electric car. Expect rates of 100 to 350 kilowatts to make the stations future-proof for future more powerful EV batteries. The two companies added that these new stations can also charge at least four vehicles at the same time and that the electricity will come from renewable energy sources.

The first stations will go into operation next year, and until the GM partnership starts in 2025, EVgo will have a charging infrastructure three times the size of today.

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