New Strategic Directions Report explores smart grid strategies as distributed energy tests utility business models
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Faced with the rapid evolution of generation, transmission and distribution technology, utilities are poised to undergo their most visible transformation in more than a century. By actively pursuing grid modernization efforts now — deploying smart devices, predictive analytics and active network management strategies — they can overcome the pitfalls of aging infrastructure assets and meet rising customer demand for clean energy, reliability and a lowered carbon footprint.
Over the last several years, General Motors has made considerable progress towards realizing our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. Those efforts were advanced recently with three key announcements over a brief, seven-day period:
DETROIT and TOKYO, June 11, 2018/3BL Media/ - General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies’ plans for all-electric vehicles. The next-generation battery will deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging capabilities for both companies’ future products, mainly for the North American market.
The supply of cobalt has emerged as a potential risk to the pace of growth in electrified transport over the next few years
London and New York, May 21, 2018 – The electrification of road transport will move into top gear in the second half of the 2020s, thanks to tumbling battery costs and larger-scale manufacturing, with sales of electric cars racing to 28%, and those of electric buses to 84%, of their respective global markets by 2030.
Transportation accounts for more than one-quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In a country with more than 70,000 transit vehicles — and with buses averaging roughly 34,000 miles of travel each year — electrification of the U.S. fleet and mass transportation spheres is becoming a top priority for city officials and utilities as they reimagine how people and goods move sustainably across urban landscapes. Removing fossil fuels from mass transit will go far in reducing that carbon footprint.
Increased Bolt EV production announced as Mary Barra takes center stage at CERAWeek 2018
Speaking at the annual CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on Wed., March 7, 2018, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra reaffirmed the company’s strategy for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.
November 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As automakers continue to bring new electric vehicles to the marketplace, electric utilities are grappling with the challenge of deploying adequate electric vehicle charging infrastructure to ensure that vehicles can be charged reliably. A new analysis released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres and M.J.
DETROIT, October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is appointing Pamela Fletcher, who led the team that successfully launched the Chevrolet Bolt EV and created the plan to accelerate us along the pathway to our vision of a zero emissions world, to the newly created position of vice president, Global Electric Vehicle Programs.
GM announced how it is executing on a major element of its vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, recently announced by GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV. They will be the first of at least 20 new all-electric vehicles that will launch by 2023.
DETROIT, October 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - General Motors announced today how it is executing on a major element of its vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, recently announced by GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra.