GM to Phase Out Gasoline- and Diesel-Powered Vehicles Globally By 2035 in Favor of EVs

By Kurt Stolz on 28 January 2021
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A 2017 Buick LaCrosse

General Motors said it would phase out gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles on a global basis by the year 2035.

The move, disclosed in a social-media post on Twitter Thursday morning by its CEO Mary Barra, would eliminate vehicles that run on fossil fuels.

“We are all in on electrification, and our commitment to create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion,” she said.  “The inflection point for our company, and our society, has arrived. Now the question is – are you in?”

The nation’s largest automaker sees 98% of its sales from such vehicles. Its sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks are some of its most profitable and least-fuel-efficient offerings.

The statement marks the first time the automaker has put a firm date on its previously announced plans to move to an all-electric fleet.

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