General Motors Co. today released its 2015 sustainability report, highlighting the automaker’s efforts to offer cleaner and more efficient mobility options for customers, which include the launch of its car-sharing brand and adding more fuel-efficient vehicles across its lineup.
“We see tremendous potential in these technologies and the long-term benefits for our customers and communities around the world,” says Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of GM. “The GM team is looking to lead this transformation of personal mobility and will continue to deliver on our commitment to responsible manufacturing.”
The report outlines investments made by GM in autonomous vehicle technology, mobility initiatives, electric vehicles, and carbon reduction efforts.
The automaker is working with stakeholders to create a vehicle-to-infrastructure enabled corridor on 120 miles of metro Detroit freeways as a way to reduce congestion, crashes, and pollution. It will also bring SuperCruise, a semi-autonomous driver-assist technology, to market next year on the Cadillac CT6.
GM also outlined its mobility efforts, which include the launch of its car-sharing brand Maven, a $500 million investment in the car-sharing service Lyft, and its new, all-electric Bolt EV.
GM says its continuing its efforts to provide fuel-efficient vehicles, offering nine models that get an EPA-estimated 40 miles per gallon on the highway or better, up from six vehicles the previous year.
In the report, GM highlights its efforts to use more renewable energy, which include two wind turbine deals in Mexico and Texas, adding 64 megawatts to its 106-megawatt portfolio.
The automaker also detailed its progress on meeting its manufacturing commitments by 2020. Since 2010, GM has reduced its total waste by more than 20 percent, reduced carbon and energy intensity by 15 percent, and now has more than 130 landfill-free facilities.
To view the full report, click here.