GM Launches First EV Charging Stations at Flying J Rest Stops

Car manufacturers are pushing out EVs while the government provides incentives, but accessing charging stations is still a barrier for many potential EV buyers. General Motors partnered with Pilot Travel Centers and EVgo to install up to 500 charging stations at Pilot Flying J rest stops, with 17 stations currently open across 13 states. GM estimates the number will increase to at least 25 before the end of 2023, with 100 chargers between them. GM states that “many” stations will include 350kW chargers, around-the-clock access, pull-through charging stations, Plug and Charge compatibility, protective canopies, restrooms, food, and free Wi-Fi. EV drivers can locate charging stations using GM vehicle brand, Pilot myRewards Plus and EVgo apps. In Spring 2024, GM customers will also get discounts on charging fees and be able to reserve charging stations ahead of time. The 500 total stations should have up to 2,000 charging stalls and connect urban and rural areas across the United States, with plans to open 200 charging stations by the end of 2024.