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  • GM, Shell To Offer Renewable Energy Hours For GM EV Owners

    GM, Shell To Offer Renewable Energy Hours For GM EV Owners

    Segment Transcript

    I'm Laura Reynolds with CarProUSA. General Motors Senior Manager of Sustainable Energy and Vice Chair of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Rob Threlkeld says GM has partnered with Shell to offer renewable energy charging hours for GM’s EV owners. Threlkeld: "Basically they can go to a specific website and a link and allow them to be able to sign up for potentially low cost renewable electricity and then if they happen to be an EV buyer as we roll that out here in the real distant future here, this month actually, is overnight charging free for our electric vehicle buyers.  And so I think it's a key enabler for us to think about how the grid of the future is really going to operate you know as generally, wind is overnights,  so it's matching you know the overnight hours of wind which is generally plethora with what the customers might want to do and it's no real different than how you drive today because I guarantee as you go down the road and you see gas is 2 cents a gallon cheaper at one gas station when you're on your way home, you're going to fill up at that gas station. So it's really enabling the lowest cost effective way for customers to kind of get used to transitioning over to electric vehicles. " With today's auto news, I'm Laura Reynolds.