GM and Shell teaming up to expand EVs in the U.S.
General Motors and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are teaming up in the U.S. to expand EV charging and household energy plans mostly with renewable resources. The car manufacturer and a Shell-owned power company, MP2 Energy LLC, are setting up a joint project in Texas where owners of GM electric cars can get free overnight charging this summer, according to a recent statement from both companies. The idea is to provide comprehensive energy programs to GM’s customers and supply chain partners. The program also includes fixed-rate home energy plans backed by 100 percent renewable energy.
The partnership follows a series of low-carbon ventures between energy producers and manufacturers around the world. Shell is under a lot of pressure after a Dutch court last month ruled it must decrease its emissions 45 percent by 2030. As for GM, the big American company has made it a point of being carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040.