The Texans and Championship Partner Reliant Energy, along with Reliant's parent company NRG Energy, are teaming up on Monday Night Football to increase awareness for the adoption of electric vehicles in Texas.
Reliant announced on Nov. 13 that it will make Houston a launch city for the broader use of electric vehicles by the American public, businesses and public organizations, which will lead to a cleaner and more affordable nationwide transportation system.
In the drive lane outside of Budweiser Plaza before the Monday Night Football game against the Titans, Reliant will showcase a cutting edge electric-powered vehicle engineered by Aptera. There also will be information on how Reliant is building the infrastructure necessary to power electric vehicles.
During the game, there will be a message from David Crane, President and CEO of NRG, on the videoboard describing Reliant and NRG's commitment to the environment and why it's so important to promote the use of electric vehicles.
Reliant and NRG are advocating for policies that make it easy for consumers to make the switch from gasoline to electric-powered vehicles. Reliant and NRG are also leading the charge to establish the infrastructure of charging stations needed to support a critical mass of electric vehicles. While initial efforts will focus on the Houston region, Reliant and NRG will also address the challenge of establishing the infrastructure, policies and services to support electric vehicle owners across Texas.
"We can now see a clear path to having thousands – even hundreds of thousands – of zero-emission vehicles on Texas roads in the next several years," said Jason Few, President of Reliant Energy. "Reliant has already introduced smart electricity for homeowners, allowing them to better manage consumption and cost with tools such as digital meters. By adding a robust charging network and services dedicated to electric vehicles, we will be able to offer a viable alternative to fossil-fuel powered transportation, taking advantage of Texas' leadership in zero-carbon power generation."
To learn more about Reliant and NRG's environmental efforts, click here.