This recovered energy is fed back into the grid and used to power all of the facility’s computers, which would have been otherwise lost, leading to both energy and cost savings for the center.

General Motors Powertrain Engineering Center managing director Pierpaolo Antonioli said that energy efficiency represents an important component of the auto major’s global production.

"This initiative helps us operate our facility at its energy-efficient best on a daily basis, thanks to the ingenuity of our team and recent investment in our facility."

Apart from the Powertrain Engineering Center in Turino, Italy GM’s Pontiac Engineering Center in Michigan, US also follows similar procedures to capture excess energy.

Better utilization of excess energy is in line with the company’s sustainability goals.