General Motors and Shell are collaborating to provide special energy solutions to GM’s customers, and supply chain partners; these programs would include fixed-rate home energy plans backed by 100 percent renewable energy resources.
Firstly, the programs will be delivered through Shell’s wholly owned subsidiary MP2 Energy; currently, the special program will be available for eligible owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles in Texas.
However, during summer owners of electric vehicles from GM brands will have the opportunity to select home energy plans; those will include the option for free overnight hours of EV charging; from midnight to 5 am.
Secondly, this month, the companies will also begin providing GM suppliers access to a tailored suite of renewable energy products to assist in setting and achieving their individual emissions-reduction goals.
Consequently, employees of participating General Motors suppliers will be eligible for the home energy plans mentioned above.
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General Motors with an ambitious climate goal
On the other hand, this special program is part of Shell’s and General Motors’ ambitions to reduce their carbon footprint and address their emissions. In fact, General Motors plans to be carbon neutral in global products and operations by 2040.
Moreover, as we have reported previously, the company has also committed to science-based targets that align with the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement. While Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.
In addition, Shell’s target includes emissions not only from the energy Shell produces and processes, but also from all the energy products it sells to its customers. About this goal, Glenn Wright, vice president of Renewables and Energy Solutions, Shell, said. “Shell is working across many sectors to help address greenhouse gas emissions; and also, to serve as a partner for change.
He also remarked. “We see opportunities amidst the challenges of the energy transition; we are also excited to work with GM to provide options for consumers and businesses focused on their emissions impact.”
Finally, General Motors and Shell expect to expand the residential and EV offerings across U.S. markets in the future.