General Motors Announces Plans To Be Carbon Neutral By 2040

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General Motors (GM) has announced that it plans to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040 and has committed to setting science-based targets to achieve carbon neutrality. 

The company has also signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5⁰C, a call to action from a global coalition of UN agencies, business, and industry leaders.

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

In addition to GM’s carbon goals, the company worked with the Environmental Defense Fund to develop a shared vision of an all-electric future and an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035. 

GM plans to decarbonize its portfolio by transitioning to battery electric vehicles or other zero-emissions vehicle technology, sourcing renewable energy, and leveraging minimal offsets or credits. GM is also investing $27 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles in the next five years.

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