General Motors Looking to Eliminate Gas Vehicles by 2035
Who didn't see this coming sooner or later? General Motors hopes to have all of its global new light duty vehicles, including full size pickups and SUVs, be zero emission by 2035. It also targets 2040 for its global products and plants to be carbon neutral.
According to the Detroit Free Press, GM made the announcement this week, stopping short of saying all of its vehicles will be zero emissions, which means either battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell propulsion.
All I can say is wow, can't even imagine driving an electric vehicle yet, even though there are a lots of electric vehicles on our roads today.
And what in the world is hydrogen fuel cell propulsion? It sounds like something from the 'Back to the Future' movie starring Michael J. Fox.
GM's chief sustainability officer said, we're taking action to have our vehicles be zero emissions by 2035. This is going to take the effort of a lot of people and a lot of governments to get there. So we have a vision, we have a plan and we're taking action today to get there. (Detroit Free Press)
What if you're a person like me who doesn't like change? What if I want to drive around in a beat up vehicle that gets horrible gas mileage and just be a content driver with what I can already afford? Not a chance, maybe it is time for a futuristic all electric portfolio!
GM's global plan for zero emission vehicles includes heavy duty pickups by 2040. By 2040, 100% of GM's portfolio will be fully electric and that's the vision General Motors is setting out. (Detroit Free Press)