General Motors Aims to Reach 100% Renewable Energy by 2025Oct 2nd, 2021
Earlier this year, General Motors announced that it plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. But now it looks like the company is on track to reach that target 5 years sooner in 2025. At least, in the United States. Globally, GM still aims to be carbon neutral by 2040 and to eliminate tailpipe emissions from light duty vehicles by 2035.
To achieve this goal, General Motors is taking a four step approach. It plans to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities, source more renewable energy, create technology to store renewable energy to mitigate external fluctuations, and policy advocacy to drive down costs and increase renewable energy opportunities.
“We know climate action is a priority and every company must push itself to decarbonize further and faster,” said GM Chief Sustainability Officer, Kristen Siemen. “That’s what we are doing by aiming to achieve 100 percent renewable energy five years earlier in the U.S. as we continue to advance on our commitment to lead an all-electric, carbon-neutral future.”
General Motors also plans to use real-time carbon emission tracking technology to monitor electricity usage in their facilities and, eventually, the electricity used in charging customer’s vehicles.
GM plans to invest $35 billion into electric and autonomous vehicles with up to 30 new electric vehicle models by 2025.
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