General Motors Says It Will Stop Making Gas-Powered Vehicles by 2035

General Motors announced Thursday that it will stop making gas-powered cars and trucks and exclusively produce zero-emissions vehicles by 2035, upending the American automaker’s decadeslong reputation for producing gas-guzzling SUVs. GM’s articulation of an electric future is a seismic shift for the auto industry, particularly the American auto industry, which had lagged behind competitors in the transition to more environmentally-friendly makes and models. GM said the goal of phasing out petroleum-powered cars and trucks over the next decade and a half in favor of electric and possibly hydrogen-powered vehicles is part of its larger ambition of going carbon neutral in its global production by 2040. “General Motors is joining governments and companies around the globe working to establish a safer, greener and better world,” CEO Mary Barra said in a statement. “We encourage others to follow suit and make a significant impact on our industry and on the economy as a whole.”,for%20producing%20gas%2Dguzzling%20SUVs.

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Executive order directs state to require that, by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles  

Transportation currently accounts for more than 50 percent of California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions   

Zero-emission vehicles are a key part of California’s clean, innovation economy – already California’s second largest global export market  

Order also directs the state to take more actions to tackle the dirtiest oil extraction and support workers and job retention and creation as we make a just transition away from fossil fuels