SHANGHAI, China – February 9, 2012 (Investorideas.com renewable energy newswire) General Motors (NYSE:GM) China has completed the installation of the first Sunlogics (18L1:GR) GreenZone® Solar Charging Station at its Shanghai headquarters. Sunlogics, a GM Ventures equity partner, created the GreenZone to be installed at GM’s various facilities and dealerships around the world to support the introduction of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle and prepare for future EV vehicle programs. The GreenZone® provides a unique opportunity to charge electric vehicles using a pure renewable energy source, the sun.
“The installation of the GreenZone solar charging station at our GM China headquarters proves our commitment to help develop an electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the Chinese market,” said Ray Bierzynski, executive director of electrification strategy for GM China. “GM will continue to play a vital role working with major infrastructure suppliers and electrical utilities to provide convenient, reliable charging solutions for our EV owners now and well into the future.”
The GreenZone®Solar Charging Station installed at GM’s China headquarters has a rated power output of 10 kW, which is enough to fully recharge up to six Chevrolet Volts each day. The GreenZone installation was completed by China Triumph International Engineering Company, the Sunlogics’ Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractor for GM projects.
General Motors and Sunlogics signed a Master Agreement on July 28, 2011, outlining a $7.5 million equity investment in Sunlogics PLC by General Motors Ventures LLC, giving Sunlogics the ability to develop the GreenZoneSolar Charging Station and larger scale commercial solar projects.
“The Sunlogics GreenZone®Solar Charging Station captures energy from the sun and transforms it into clean, green renewable power, which is added to the grid, offsetting electricity used to charge electric vehicles. The GM China Shanghai installation is the first of its kind in China,” says Charles Bryant, Sunlogics Interim Chief Executive Officer.
About General Motors (NYSE:GM)
General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 11 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 35,000 employees in China . GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China . Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, Opel and Wuling brands. In 2011, GM sold 2.55 million vehicles in China , which represented 8.3 percent growth over the prior year. It has been the sales leader among global automakers in the market for six consecutive years. More information on General Motors in China can be found at GM Media Online.
About Sunlogics (18L1:GR)
Sunlogics PLC is a vertically integrated global solar energy systems provider specializing in solar project development and installation. The scope of the company’s operations includes Canada , United States , Europe and China . More information can be found at www.sunlogics.com.
Kevin M. Kelly
GM China Communications
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