GM Sets Goal to Sell Only Electric Vehicles by 2035


GM Sets Goal to Sell Only Electric Vehicles by 2035.

Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors

The writing has been on the wall for some time now regarding the end of vehicles being sold with an internal combustion engine. Today, a new post by GM’s Chairman and CEO Mary Barra on Linkedin says that General Motors intends to end production of all gas and diesel-powered cars, trucks, and SUVs by 2035 to reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2040.

GM has pledged to use 100% renewable energy to power its US-based facilities by 2030 and global facilities by 2035. Barra also reiterated the company plans to introduce 30 new electric vehicles by 2025 with plans to spend $27 billion to make it happen.

“For General Motors, our most significant carbon impact comes from tailpipe emissions of the vehicles that we sell — in our case, it’s 75 percent,” GM CEO Mary Barra said in a message on LinkedIn. “That is why it is so important that we accelerate toward a future in which every vehicle we sell is a zero-emissions vehicle.”

At the end of August 2020, we learned that the Corvette Engineering team was being shifted to Autonomous and Electric vehicles as part of GM’s focusing its efforts on creating a line of battery-powered electric vehicles. Rumors of a hybrid Corvette have also been circulating for the last year as well with many believing we see it during the 2023 model year.

How long the C8 Corvettes are going to around is anyone’s guess at this time, but it looks more and more like the C9 Corvette will be fully electric if its to be sold at all. And with pronouncements like the one from Mary Barra today, it will have to be, or it will die as a relic of its past glory.

Mary Barra / LinkedIn via CNBC

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  1. I’m not on board yet. I question if batteries are as eco friendly as we are lead to believe.

  2. Mary, Mary, Mary! You are definitely quite contrary.
    And all your trucks, big and small will be electric or
    are you going out of the medium/heavy duty truck
    Oh, and good luck to those customers in Alaska and
    the far north in Canada.

  3. I sure as hell hope not. The current internal combustion engines are so clean that the production of electricity for charging electric vehicles is not a logical trade-off. I’ll continue to drive my internal combustion vehicles until I’m too old to drive. To all the enviro-nazis who support this, kiss mine!

  4. Electric cars are boring and soulless! Not too mention bad for the environment as well. Also quite expensive compared to a traditional car. Depleting the planet of valuable minerals and overloading the power grid system isn’t a good idea either. And don’t forget how electric cars don’t work well in extremely cold weather. You don’t try to reinvent the wheel, you just improve on what you already have. All electric cars will do is create a whole another set of problems that nobody anticipated. GM under Mary Clueless Barra has unfortunately lost it’s way.

  5. All Mary gives a dam about is her own pocket. She shipped the Blazer production to Mexico when everyone thought it would be mad in the shut down cruise plant. If GM is so dam ECO friendly why did they stop making cars? My cruise was getting 39 MPG at 75 mph 130 miles a day I love that little car. The Blazer is an ugly littl thing that is not worthy of the name. Look at how Ford hit it out of the park with the Bronco.

  6. As of 2020 GM makes exactly one EV, the Bolt, of which I’ve seen exactly two of on the road. They scrapped the Volt and started from scratch instead of evolving like Toyota and their Prius. To think that in less than 5 years Mary will have more than 2 new models that are as reliable as their competitor’s EV is very far fetched. Also if it weren’t for their Silverado’s they’d be out of business (again) so I find it laughable that any electric vehicle will be able to tow a trailer for 600 miles continuously like can be done with my Sierra.

  7. Stop with the trying to appease the Lefties!!! Because you will never make them happy no matter what you say or do!! You know this All electric goal is Bull Shit, so just say so!!!

  8. I am grateful today for 2 things: 1) there are still sensible people in the USA who see through this shill, and 2) for now we still have the freedom to express our views on such matters.

  9. Has anyone given a thought as to where we are going to throw away all these used electric car batteries? Are they going to the same landfill as all the solar panels that have stopped working? We are in for a huge eco-disaster if people would just look ahead and see where this is going.

  10. No surprise to me. I’m against this – have been against this for the past 25 or 30 years. But who else is?? The USA needs to wake up about the man-made climate change hoax. For the “believers”, they need to first explain about 6 different ice ages to me – back when humans didn’t exist.

  11. Don’t get too excited about $0.27 gasoline. More like $27.00 a gallon. The government will just jack up taxes and regulation on declared “bad” gasoline to subsidize dumb technologies and products like this.

  12. Thank goodness I’ll be dead in 2035, but my Corvette will live on in my son’s garage!!

  13. It’s not far-fetched to see electric car batteries are ramping up production in China and Barra wants to go fully electric across the board to appease her Communist shareholders who apparently are majority owners. Hey, Barra. There are other ways to engineer an internal combustion engine that uses alternative fuels AND put out zero carbon emissions. AND they’re American companies trying to make it big in the transportation industries.

    I mean, here in Vegas, ALL of the RTC busses run on Compressed Natural Gas and they’re so clean. And there are upstart fuel cell companies that use the singular most abundant element in the universe – hydrogen – to power internal combustion engines. STOP kowtowing your company to the Commies and start looking elsewhere to help our country.

  14. Should have been done decades ago. Big oil is the real culprit. They’ve been doing their best to prevent this (propaganda, crushing non petroleum dependent transpo, creating their monopoly, making us dependent) ever since promoting interstate highways over more efficient rail travel in the 40s and 50s. The US used to have a rail system that was second to none. Now big oil has backed themselves intro a corner: by promoting internal combustion cars for over a century, they have convinced us of the beauty of independent driving over mass transit. Great! As a result, some forward thinkers are now producing EVs that will rapidly make internal combustion obsolete. Take a look at how desperately the oil industry is trying to get on the battery and alternative energy production bandwagon. They see the writing on the wall. Most car drivers do, or will eventually also. Corvette drivers are outliers. Nobody cares if we have internal combustion while everyone else has moved on. Believe it or not, the world does not revolve around our niche of perceived driving needs.
    Want to compete with China? Start by eliminating fossil fuels from your transportation diet, as the Chinese, and forward thinking Americans are doing, including by creating green power plants. It will happen. Mary understands this.
    Meanwhile, enjoy your Corvette while you can, but keep things in perspective. Remember that, before 1953, the were other ways tio get your kicks. And when the I.C.E. is gone, there will be also. Ways that none of is ever dreamed of, just as nobody in 1950 ever dreamed of the ‘Vette.
    PS — Andrew, “communist shareholders” = a huge oxymoron, lol. Think about it. If they’re shareholders, that makes them capitalists! Yes! By some stock, my friend!

  15. Thanks WP and the rest of the crew.

    I am grateful today for 2 things: 1) there are still sensible people in the USA who see through this shill, and 2) for now we still have the freedom to express our views on such matters.

    Jim, buy a Tesla and be happy!! You have no point to make!!!!

  16. No Body wants electric cars Do you remember 1970,s with gas shortages the BIG 3 jumped on to small cars . K-Car small caddys etc The BIG 3 spent 100,s of millions switching over 5 years later were back to FULL size cars what the people wanted I personally DO NOT know 1 person in Canada that has an electric car or wants one & that includes me and my family or friends This is the herd mentally
    The Big car brands had better rethink this

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