GM plans to sell all its lightweight models with clean powertrains to dealerships by 2035. In addition, the major American automaker wants to reduce carbon emissions from its activities to zero by 2040. To achieve these goals, GM will offer its lightweight products with electric propulsion or other green technologies. This category includes all types of passenger cars, crossovers, pickups and full-size chassis.
Electric cars will play a major role in GM’s future, with 30 percent of the company’s production for global markets by 2025. This figure is 40% for US models.
If all goes according to plan, GM will remove pollutants from its light commercial vehicles by 2035. Achieving this goal requires a huge budget, so GM will spend $ 27 billion over the next five years to develop electric cars and, of course, self-driving technology.
Although the American-based company has invested heavily in electrifying its products, improving the efficiency of internal combustion models will be part of its medium-term strategy. Improving aerodynamic performance, weight reduction, maximizing the use of more efficient gearboxes and smaller engines along with technologies such as the start / stop system are among the main strategies of General Motors in order to achieve this strategy.
Electric vehicles can go a long way in helping General Motors reduce carbon emissions to zero, as achieving such a goal depends on the greenness of all production processes. That’s why General Motors is opening a special account on renewables and wants to supply energy to all plants in the United States by 2030 and factories in other countries by 2035.
GM also plans to de-carbonize the supply chain and expand the infrastructure needed to make electric models ubiquitous. The company plans to launch 2,700 fast charging stations by 2025 in partnership with EVgo and triple the existing network. These stations will be powered by renewable energy.
The company will join governments and other companies around the world working to create a safer, greener and better world, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said in a statement. He added that given the scale and impact of GM, the company’s new strategy could have a significant impact on industry and the economy.