“Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, prides itself on being one of the few autonomous vehicle companies to use only electric cars in its fleet. Now, the company is going a step further by committing to using only ‘100 percent renewable energy’ to power its EVs.
Cruise, which has a large fleet of test vehicles operating in San Francisco, said it finally made the transition to ‘100 percent renewable sources of energy’ in the fourth quarter of 2019. It notes that, in the US, about 65 percent of total electricity generation in 2018 was produced from fossil fuels, like coal, natural gas, and petroleum, or materials that come from plants, and municipal and industrial wastes. With this in mind, Cruise began exploring ‘ways to leverage renewable energy to power our all-electric fleet.’”
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