GM, Shell Team Up to Provide Free Energy to EV Owners

General Motors has turned to petro-giant Shell to help buyers of BEVs like the Chevrolet Bolt charge up using renewable energy.

The program will allow owners to charge up overnight — when demand on the grid is normally low — at no cost using renewable energy. The new partners also plan to provide energy at reduced rates to GM suppliers. Initially, the program will be limited to Texas, but the plan is to expand to other markets “in the future,” they said in a statement released Wednesday morning.

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