General Motors and BrightDrop, a new business created and wholly-owned by GM, are launching the Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service, an approach designed to help make the switch to electric for fleet customers by connecting them with services, features and resources, the automaker announced.
The Ultium Charge 360 fleet service will be one of the industry’s most holistic solutions offering, where available:
- Fleet and facility management tools
- Integration with both GM’s fleet management solution, OnStar Vehicle Insights and the BrightDrop fleet and asset management platform
- Support for a wide range of fleet segments, including delivery, sales, utilities and motor pool
The solution will help new and existing fleet customers identify providers, tools and solutions required to plan, finance, deploy and operate charging infrastructure in fleet yards and depots, the company said.
As part of the solution, GM is working with preferred providers, including four depot infrastructure providers: eTransEnergy, a Duke Energy company; EVgo; In-Charge Energy; and Schneider Electric. GM is also expanding existing commercial relationships with Qmerit for home charging and EVgo for public and depot charging to provide fleet owners the flexibility to choose a charging solution that best suits their needs, the company said.
“Fleets have a significant impact on the transition to EVs and by expanding Ultium Charge 360 to our fleet customers, GM aims to be a significant industry leader to advance fleet EV adoption at scale and accelerate our goal of reaching 1 million EV sales globally by 2025,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “Fleet electrification is an important element of our growth strategy, and we will leverage our leadership and expertise in this space to support customers at home, at depots and in public with our suite of providers.”
“Through Ultium Charge 360, BrightDrop fleet operators will be able to access tools and resources that will help accelerate their transition to sustainable all-electric delivery fleets,” said Travis Katz, president and CEO, BrightDrop. “This is a turning point for our industry. Our commercial delivery customers are seeking innovative approaches to lower their operating costs as they electrify their fleets. Ultium Charge 360 is the latest innovation to enable BrightDrop, together with our customers, to help decarbonize the last mile.”
“Commercial fleets will soon have more confidence and convenience when it comes to electrifying their fleet,” said Alex Keros, GM lead architect, EV Infrastructure. “Expanding charging infrastructure is a critical part of our work toward an all-electric future and with our preferred providers, we expect to be able to offer our customers charging, software and product solutions that fit their business needs.”