GM predicts US sites powered by renewable energy by 2025, ahead of plan


The new GM logo is seen on the facade of General Motors headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, United States, March 16, 2021. REUTERS / Rebecca Cook / File Photo

September 30 (Reuters) – U.S. automaker General Motors Co (GM.N) on Thursday announced plans to run its U.S. sites on renewable energy by 2025, five years ahead of its original target.

The company also said it was working with U.S. power grid operator PJM Interconnection and energy company TimberRock to track carbon emissions from electricity use at its U.S. facilities.

Eventually, GM plans to expand that effort to track emissions from the electric vehicles it sells, the company said.

In June, GM presented plans to increase global spending on electric and autonomous vehicles to $ 35 billion, from $ 27 billion by 2025.

The Detroit automaker in 2019 was one of many automakers backing the Trump administration in its attempt to ban California from setting its own fuel efficiency rules or zero-emission requirements for vehicles.

GM subsequently withdrew its support for the lawsuit as it sought to work with President Joe Biden.

Reporting by Shreyasee Raj in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

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