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Consumers Energy Incorporating Electric Cars In Effort To Reduce Carbon Emissions

The move supports the company's clean energy plan

September 25, 2018 - 5:44 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Consumers Energy is plugging into a future with clean energy. 

The utility company announced Tuesday that it plans to provide more electric vehicles for its employees. Spokeswoman Katie Carey says this would entail that they would buy or lease electric vehicles as a part of their sedan fleet.

"We really have, want to take to the front seat, so to speak, as it relates to electric vehicles here in Michigan. Consumers Energy strongly believes in supporting our planet and leaving it better than we found it," says Carey. "Electric vehicles not only reduces the carbon footprint but also supports our company's clean energy plan to cut carbon emissions from our power plant  for the next two decades."

The plan is to replace over 100 sedans with electric vehicles over the next five years. 

"We're going to take this first step ... move forward and not only talk the talk when it comes to reducing carbon emissions but also walk the walk," says the spokesperson. 

Consumers Energy, along with General Motors, also announced the start of a pilot program to test smart charging for electric vehicle owners.