On Thursday, American automotive giant General Motors revealed that it plans to ban emission-producing vehicles from its light-duty fleet by 2035.
The company made no mention to its plans for its heavy-duty truck fleet and it was not clear if the change in strategy indicated that it planned to transition solely to electric vehicles.
A spokesperson told, “We are taking action towards making that the case. Cooperation with our industry, governments and customers will be needed and we will bring everyone along, particularly our employees, in that journey.”
Nevertheless, the move marks a major change for the car manufacturer in Detroit, which also vowed to make all its activities carbon-neutral by 2040 through a shift to battery electric cars, renewable energy and carbon credits or capture.
In recent months, GM has made several announcements about electric vehicles, including a commitment to sell 30 electric models in all four of its major brands: Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, Buick, by 2025.
According to the International Energy Agency, electric vehicle sales accounted for just 2.6% of the worldwide market in 2019.