The auto industry is undergoing the most “significant transition” it has seen in a century, and General Motors doesn’t intend to be left behind, aggressively expanding its approach to clean technologies for vehicles and its factories.
The big truck plant in Arlington, Texas is already using 100% wind-generated power and GM recently signed up with the TVA to deliver 100 megawatts of solar energy by 2023. GM is also pushing ahead on construction of a new battery plant in Ohio that is part of its partnership with Korea’s LG Chem.
GM was an early proponent of hydrogen fuel-cell technology and two years ago launched a joint venture with Honda. The Japanese automaker is focusing on automotive applications for fuel cells. GM, on the other hand, is emphasizing stationary applications, such as back-up power for cellphone towers.
Read the article at The Detroit Bureau.