Dealership Commits $500K to General Motors to Be One of the First in Arizona to Go Green

Yates Buick GMC

Yates Buick GMC has positioned itself to be at the forefront of the electronic vehicle (EV) transition with a planned investment of $500,000 to General Motors for new equipment, charging stations and to implement training programs. The dealership will also be the first in the region to receive the new all-electric GMC Hummer.

“Our initial investment paid for a supercharging station, a regular electric station, special lifts for the new EV cars, forklift training for our sales and service representatives, as well as additional training for our soon-to-be EV specialists,” said Yates Buick GMC Dealer Principal Whitney Yates Woods.

GM is on its way to an all-electric future, with a commitment to 30 new global electric vehicles by 2025. The company is aggressively going after every aspect of what it takes to put everyone in an EV because millions of EVs will need to be on the road to make a meaningful impact toward building a zero-emissions future.

“Yates Buick GMC is totally aligned with that mission, and we knew we had to move fast if we wanted to be one of the first to make this meaningful transition,” said Yates Woods. “People who visit the dealership can already see some of the big changes that are underway including our customer charging stations that charge 100 miles in 10 minutes.”

GM is positioned to design, engineer and produce EVs for every style and price point and the automotive leader is rapidly building a competitive advantage in batteries, software, vehicle integration, manufacturing, and customer experience. The all-electric GMC Hummer that Yates Buick GMC is set to receive retails at $109,000 MSRP, with a more affordable version scheduled to roll out later.

“A customer of ours was recently notified that they’d be getting one of the first 70 all-electric Hummers made,” said Yates Woods. “This is just the beginning. We plan on keeping future customers in the know as our dealership becomes a valuable and reliable resource for all things related to EVs.”

GM isn’t limiting its future endeavors to just EVs as the company recently bought a 25% stake in Pure Watercraft, an electronic boat startup. GM offered $150 million in a combination of cash and payment-in-kind, which includes access to the automaker’s components and assistance with manufacturing, in exchange for the stake.

“While it might sound cliche to say, the future really is electric and Yates Buick GMC is all in when it comes to EVs,” said Yates Woods. “I’m confident our customers will be pleasantly surprised with all of the options that we will provide them with over the next few years.”

Yates Buick GMC has been serving the Phoenix metropolitan area for more than 37 years. The care we provide customers is based in the belief that every customer deserves the very best care. On top of being a long-standing fixture in the community, with several repeat customers over the years, Yates Buick GMC is also innovative. We have eliminated negotiating tactics and offer a one price guarantee. This helps take the stress out of purchasing a new vehicle. We also offer a world-class parts and service department that is open 6 days a week. With a focus on delivering an honest price and top of the line service, Yates Buick GMC is committed to providing the best car or truck buying experience possible.

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