29 Jul '11, 2pm

GM's Solar Mission: Volt Charging Stations

GM's Solar Mission: Volt Charging Stations

Aside from making the investment through General Motors Ventures, the carmaker also signed agreements with Sunlogics to put solar panels on electric car charging stations at Chevrolet dealerships and GM’s own buildings. GM also has signed power purchase agreements to buy power from larger solar arrays that Sunlogics will build at GM’s facilities. The automaker Friday said it plans to put solar charging stations at 24 dealerships in North America. Installations already have been completed for two dealers, one in California and the other in Michigan. GM and Sunlogics will pay for iinitial costs of the equipment, permitting and construction while the dealers will pay a monthly charge after the stations are completed, said Sharon Basel, a spokeswoman for GM. The automaker launched the plug-in electric hybrid Chevy Volt late last year and set up a $100 million venture capital f...

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