GM to Stop Selling Gas-powered Vehicles in 2035

General Motors took one more big step in its electric transition on Thursday by announcing it plans to get rid of combustion engines altogether by 2035.

Furthermore, GM aims to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040.

“General Motors is joining governments and companies around the globe working to establish a safer, greener and better world,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. “We encourage others to follow suit and make a significant impact on our industry and on the economy as a whole.”

She was of course referring to places like Quebec, California and many more that have previously announced their intention to ban sales of gas-powered vehicles in 2035.

Photo: GMC

Earlier this month, the maker of the Corvette, Escalade and Silverado unveiled a new logo reflecting its EV shift. Two months prior to that, it said it would offer 30 all-electric models globally by the end of 2025, at which point 40 percent of the company’s entries in North America would be battery electric vehicles.

Over 20 of those models will be sold in Canada and the U.S., representing all four GM brands and covering all price points.

Right now, the only EV in the lineup is the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but a crossover based on that small hatchback will be revealed on February 14 and produced from this summer. Let’s not forget the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac LYRIQ.

On Thursday, GM also said it will work with all stakeholders to build out the necessary charging infrastructure and promote consumer acceptance.

Watch: First look at the 2022 Cadillac LYRIQ

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