GM to Stop Selling Internal Combustion Engine Cars, SUVs, Trucks by 2035

General Motors, America’s largest carmaker, is setting out to become fully carbon-neutral on a global scale by the year 2040, and is committing to eliminating internal combustion engines from all its passenger and light-duty vehicles by 2035.
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This means that in less than 15 years, you can expect to see a fully-electric Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and so on.

“General Motors is joining governments and companies around the globe working to establish a safer, greener and better world,” said the company’s chairman and CEO, Mary Barra. “We encourage others to follow suit and make a significant impact on our industry and on the economy as a whole.”

Aside from cutting all tailpipe emissions from its vehicles, GM will also focus on building the necessary charging infrastructure while promoting consumer acceptance and maintaining high-quality jobs – all necessary in order for the company to meet these hefty goals.

“With this extraordinary step forward, GM is making it crystal clear that taking action to eliminate pollution from all new light-duty vehicles by 2035 is an essential element of any automaker’s business plan,” added Environmental Defense Fund president, Fred Krupp. “EDF and GM have had some important differences in the past, but this is a new day in America - one where serious collaboration to achieve transportation electrification, science-based climate progress and equitably shared economic opportunity can move our nation forward.”

GM’s short term goals are equally ambitious. Last year, the company sold roughly 20,000 fully electric models in the United States, all of which were Chevy Bolt hatchbacks. One of their goals now is that by 2025, they will have as many as 30 all-electric models on sale globally, with EVs accounting for 40% of sales in the U.S. alone.

Furthermore, GM is also investing $27 billion in electric and autonomous technologies within the next five years, as opposed to the $20 billion they had planned before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Sergiu got to experience both American and European car "scenes" at an early age (his father drove a Ford Fiesta XR2 supermini in the 80s). After spending over 15 years at local and international auto publications, he's starting to appreciate comfort behind the wheel more than raw power and acceleration.
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