Shell and GM announce partnership on Texas power and car-charging


General Motors and a Shell-owned power company announced a partnership on Wednesday aimed at providing renewable electricity to Texas customers and free overnight charging to state residents who own GM electric cars.

Shell’s wholly owned subsidiary MP2 Energy, LLC joined GM in collaboration to provide energy solutions to GM customers and supply chain partners including fixed-rate home energy plans backed by 100% renewable energy resources.

The program is available for eligible owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles in Texas. This summer, owners of electric vehicles from GM brands will have the option of choosing home energy plans that include the option of free overnight hours of EV charging.


Both GM and Shell have recently announced ambitious goals to address emissions.

GM plans to be carbon neutral in global products and operations by 2040 and has committed to science-based targets that align with the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement.

“Addressing climate change requires incredible scale,” said Kristen Siemen, chief sustainability officer, General Motors. “At GM, we’re committed to helping bring everybody in on a more sustainable future.”

Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society’s progress in achieving the goals of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change.  This target includes emissions not only from the energy Shell produces and processes, but also from all the energy products it sells to its customers.

“Shell is working across many sectors to help address greenhouse gas emissions and to serve as a partner for change,” said Glenn Wright, vice president of Renewables and Energy Solutions, Shell.  “We see opportunities amidst the challenges of the energy transition, and we are excited to work with GM to provide options for consumers and businesses focused on their emissions impact.”

GM and Shell expect to expand the residential and EV offerings across U.S. markets in the future.

Source: PR Newswire