General Motors Recognizes Wheelers for Installing First GM EV Charger in Nation

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Wheelers featured on CNN

MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – General Motors recognized Wheelers Family Auto Group this week for being the first dealership in the nation to participate in General Motors’ new Dealer Community Charging Program. The story was featured on the GM home page and national news outlets including CNN.

On October 20, the first charger was installed at Wildwood Park. Since then, chargers have been added at

“It’s a huge deal to put a dealer our size on the map and get recognized by GM,” said Mary Jo Wheeler-Schueller, owner of Wheeler’s. “Working with local government and private companies, we were able to complete this project within 90 days of conception. That’s almost unheard of.”

Local marketing company TriMedia worked with Wheeler’s to help campaign for the project.

“When I realized there was an opportunity to help bring EV to Marshfield, I knew that not only would it fortify Wheeler’s as being a trailblazer in industry, but also have a great value to bring in new technology and tourism and introduce Marshfield to the world in a different light,” said Branden Bodendorfer, owner of TriMedia, who assisted with the campaign.

“Seeing this happen and knowing we are the first in the nation just shows what Marshfield is capable of – from city leadership to the business owners to citizens. It’s really quite impressive that a Fortune 5 company in the United States chose a small town in Central Wisconsin to be a cornerstone for the EV charging community,” he added.

GM’s goal is to install 40,000 Level 2 EV chargers across the U.S. and Canada, with an emphasis on expanding access to charging in local communities including in underserved, rural and urban areas where EV charging access is often limited.

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