Initiative includes free EV charger promotion, EV-shopping tool powered by Group 1 Automotive, and solar plans, allowing customers to green-up their lifestyle
Submitted by Green Mountain Energy
HOUSTON, October 19, 2020 /CSRwire/ – Green Mountain Energy is rolling out Riding on Sunshine™, an initiative to support electric vehicle (EV) adoption by offering customers in Texas two new electricity plans, an EV-shopping tool and a free EV charger to promote home charging through the use of emission-free solar energy. Today, transportation and electricity production account for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States and the shift to EVs and renewable energy is vital to achieving climate andclean-air goals.
“While EVs have zero tailpipe emissions and are more energy efficient than their fossil fuel counterparts, their full potential will only be reached when the energy that fuels them is zero-emission too,” said Mark Parsons, vice president and general manager of Green Mountain Energy. “Our customers are key agents of change toward greener economies, and their decision to choose EVs and renewable energy creates environmental benefits for all of us, while saving them money and reducing their carbon footprint.”
Whether EV enthusiasts want to install rooftop solar panels, source their energy from solar parks, or want help with their EV purchase or lease process, Green Mountain offers tools and electricity plans that suit different stages in their Solar and EV journey:
“We are delighted to partner with Green Mountain Energy to deliver personalized EV options and a world-class customer experience, at one of our 118 U.S. locations, on their device or by using our AcceleRide platform,” said Pete DeLongchamps, senior vice president of Group 1 Automotive. “This partnership gives customers the opportunity to reduce their environmental impact by choosing an EV that’s right for them and powering it with 100% clean energy.”
If EVs replaced 25% of combustion-engine vehicles currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution, according to a new study by Northwestern University. EVs may be poised to gain traction in 2021 and beyond, particularly as a growing list of cities and institutions implement initiatives to promote vehicle electrification. As an example, EVolve Houston, a public-private-partnership aims to boost EV sales to 30% of new vehicle sales in Houston by 2030.
As more EVs come online, it is crucial that customers continue to explore options to charge EVs with renewable energy sources to maximize emission reductions. Green Mountain’s mission to change the way power is made extends to the transportation landscape by delivering affordable renewable energy for both EV drivers and those considering an EV.
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Green Mountain Energy Company is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with a simple mission: to change the way power is made. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid more than 81 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. To learn more about Green Mountain, visit greenmountainenergy.com.
Green Mountain Energy Company was founded in 1997 with the mission to change the way power is made. Today, we remain 100% committed to this mission, which makes us the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and a clean energy pioneer. We provide customers with electricity products made from renewable resources like wind and solar and carbon offsets that help neutralize carbon emissions.
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