General Motors Will Make Every Car They Manufacture Electric By 2025

General Motors, one of the largest automakers on the planet, is making some big, environmentally-friendly moves in the auto industry. They just declared they’re going to go fully electric with every model they produce by the year 2025—that’s less than ten years from now.
“General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president, said in a press release. 

The company sold 10 million cars last year, so switching all of those gas-guzzlers over to electric will mean big changes. In 2015, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation accounted for about 27 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

The new all-electric models coming from GM will be a mix of battery electric cars and fuel cell-powered vehicles. GM promises up to 20 new cars by 2023, all in their new zero-emissions style.

Paris has  made waves with its local auto environmental efforts: The city “bans” cars for a day each September, encouraging biking, walking and public transport in the city, with results that estimate 40% less emissions for that day.

On top of the clear environmental gains, car tech is taking a big leap forward as far as safety and traffic. GM is working on pioneering driverless cars with vehicle-to-vehicle communication capabilities, with an aim to reduce vehicle pollution, congestion, and traffic deaths.

It makes economic sense, and health sense too. And, this could also stop our dependence on oil. Barclays analysts forecast that electric vehicle adoption and higher fuel efficiency could cut global oil demand by 3.5 million barrels a day by 2025.

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