GM set to part­ner with 3 EV charg­ing net­works

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

US au­tomaker Gen­eral Mo­tors said on Wednesday that it will col­lab­o­rate with three lead­ing elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing net­works to ser­vice its Chevro­let Bolt EV cars. “GM be­lieves in an all-elec­tric fu­ture, and this is a sig­nif­i­cant step to make charg­ing eas­ier for our cus­tomers,” said Doug Parks, GM vice-pres­i­dent of au­ton­o­mous and elec­tric ve­hi­cle pro­grams. The three lead­ing EV charg­ing net­works, EVgo, ChargePoint and Green­lots, have more than 31,000 charg­ing ports in the United States. GM said in a state­ment that it plans to gather data from all three net­works to en­able Chevro­let Bolt EV driv­ers to have a “more seam­less charg­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.” Of­fi­cials from the US Fed­eral Re­serve “could af­ford to be pa­tient” with fu­ture rate hikes, ac­cord­ing to the min­utes of the Fed’s lat­est mon­e­tary pol­icy meet­ing re­leased on Wednesday. “Par­tic­i­pants ex­pressed that re­cent de­vel­op­ments, in­clud­ing the volatil­ity in fi­nan­cial mar­kets and the in­creased con­cerns about global growth, made the ap­pro­pri­ate ex­tent and tim­ing of fu­ture pol­icy firm­ing less clear than ear­lier,” said the min­utes of the Fed’s Dec 18-19 meet­ing. US online la­bor de­mand saw a mod­est in­crease in De­cem­ber af­ter de­clines in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber, ac­cord­ing to Con­fer­ence Board, a re­search group. The Con­fer­ence Board Ex­per­i­men­tal Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) In­dex stood at 101.7 in De­cem­ber, up from 99.3 in the pre­vi­ous month. The HWOL In­dex mea­sures changes over time in ad­ver­tised online job va­can­cies based on data col­lected in real-time from more than 28,000 dif­fer­ent online job boards.

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