Barra Boldly Stakes GM To a Future Without Fossil Fuels

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General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra absolutely put the pedal to the metal today by setting a date of 2035 for phasing out the company’s gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles around the world, marking the industry’s most prominent vow yet to eliminate internal-combustion engines from a lineup by a definite date.

Barra also pledged to make General Motors “carbon neutral” by 2040 in its global operations as well as its products, doubling down on its use of renewable energy to power its factories while also investing $27 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles in the next five years.

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