In-Charge Energy, a provider of turnkey infrastructure services for commercial fleets, has been named a preferred provider for GM’s newly-announced Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging solution.
“Electrifying fleets play a key role in GM’s vision to get ‘Everybody In’ on an all-electric future. GM is working with In-Charge to support fleet customers as they move toward an electric vehicle line-up,” said Alex Keros, Lead Architect for EV Infrastructure at GM. “Our collaborative approach to helping fleets go electric will streamline implementation while building charging infrastructure that fits their unique, ongoing electrification needs.”
As a part of Ultium Charge 360’s fleet service, In-Charge Energy will be available to provide infrastructure support for GM fleet and BrightDrop customers. This includes fleet and facility planning, engineering and design, utility interconnection, construction management, hardware and software selection and supply, final installation and commissioning, monitoring, maintenance, repair, reporting and finance. In-Charge uses its own field technicians to directly perform many of these services.
As the demand for EV charging infrastructure grows, many utilities are dealing with long waits to upgrade facilities, and some fleet operators are taking delivery of EVs only to find that they face a long wait to get the necessary charging equipment up and running.
“With these challenges, it is very important to work with an infrastructure partner early,” said Terry O’Day, COO of In-Charge Energy. “GM understands this dynamic as well as anyone in the EV industry, and this announced relationship reflects the need to move vehicle and infrastructure decisions forward concurrently.”
Source: In-Charge Energy