General Motors announced their ambitious goal to produce exclusively electric cars and trucks by 2035. The company also plans to move completely to renewable energy in its facilities in the U.S. by 2030, and in operations worldwide by 2035, with an end goal of being 100% carbon neutral by 2040.
Plans are already underway to switch three U.S. plants to production of electric vehicles. CNBC reports that the Detroit automaker currently projects the release of 30 electric car and truck models worldwide over the next four years.
The announcement follows close on the heels of President Biden’s executive orders prioritizing climate change solutions across the federal government. General Motor’s (GM) timing seems spot on with Biden’s plan to replace the federal fleet of vehicles with electric cars and trucks made in the U.S.
“This is the time for this technology; this is the time for this change,” said GM chief sustainability officer Dane Parker. “We feel like this transition is one that will protect all of our futures and will help us create a future that will benefit not only the planet, but the people.”