Doug Parks, vice president of GM's Auto Driving and Electric Vehicle Program, said: "GM believes that the future will be the future of pure electric vehicles, which is an important step for car owners to get a better charging experience. By working with these three companies, we hope to reduce barriers and create a stronger EV infrastructure for the pure electric future. This is also an important step towards achieving GM's zero emission vision.
GM hopes to share charging network information directly with Chevrolet Bolt electric car owners through its mobile applications. "The new information provided by the charging network will include real-time data on the status of the charging station to inform the owner whether the charging station is working properly, whether it is free, whether it is compatible with the Bolt electric vehicle, so as to provide one-stop all-round service and charging data for the owner before or during the trip," the company said.
GM also said that, as part of the agreement, it hoped to provide the function of charging cars with myChevrolet applications, instead of using the membership card system of the charging network, but did not specify whether it was feasible. The company said the new partnership would be finalized by the first quarter of 2019.