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General Motors Plans to Exclusively Offer Electric Cars by 2035

General Motors is planning to end all production of gas fuel vehicles and exclusively produce electric vehicles by 2035. The plan is part of a broader mission to become carbon neutral by 2040.

The company plans to use 100% renewable energy to power its U.S. facilities by 2030 and in global facilities by 2035 – five years ahead of a previously announced goal.

GM’s announcement comes a day after President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders that prioritize climate change across all levels of government and put the U.S. on track to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.

For several years, GM has touted a guiding “triple zero vision,” including a future with zero emissions through electric vehicles, but it never announced a timeframe. The other goals include zero congestion and zero crashes through advanced safety technologies and self-driving vehicles.

“For General Motors, our most significant carbon impact comes from tailpipe emissions of the vehicles that we sell – in our case, it’s 75 percent,” GM CEO Mary Barra said in message on LinkedIn. “That is why it is so important that we accelerate toward a future in which every vehicle we sell is a zero-emissions vehicle.”

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