New York: General Motors announced on Thursday that its goal is to achieve zero emissions for most cars and trucks by 2035 as part of a broader campaign by the US auto giant to achieve carbon neutrality.
A major car manufacturer recently took this move out of concerns that the auto industry is contributing to climate change, and they switched from fuel-guzzling cars to non-polluting alternatives.
“General Motors is joining governments and companies around the globe working to establish a safer, greener and better world,” CEO Mary Barra said in a statement announcing the move.
“We encourage others to follow suit and make a significant impact on our industry and on the economy as a whole.”
The goal to cut emissions by 2035 only applies to light duty vehicles, but GM said it also wants to become carbon neutral by 2040, which Barra said means removing emissions from all products and operations.
“Where removing emissions is not possible — for example if the technology does not yet exist in those timeframes — we will compensate for those emissions through carbon credits or carbon capture. Our preference will always be for removal of emissions,” Barra wrote on LinkedIn.