GM to phase out ICE cars by 2035
Motor giant General motors has announced it will phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2035 and become carbon neutral by 2040.
In November 2020, the company also pledged to invest $27bn in electric and autonomous vehicles over the next five years, up from $20bn planned before the coronavirus pandemic.
Mary Barra, GM’s CEO, told the Guardian the company had worked with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), an environmental advocacy group, to “develop a shared vision of an all-electric future and an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035”.
“We’re taking actions so that we can eliminate tailpipe emissions by 2035,” said Dane Parker, GM’s chief sustainability officer, in a briefing with reporters. “Setting a goal for us 15 years from now is absolutely reachable.”