We all love clean air as well as a safe and livable climate. To help make those things a reality for more people around the world, General Motors has created a new business goal: 100 percent carbon neutrality by 2040.
Carbon neutrality means that GM products and operations will produce a net of zero carbon emissions. Carbon emissions from vehicles and other sources contribute to rising global temperatures and other harmful consequences of climate change.
Electrifying its vehicle lineup, while appealing to a wide range of customers and creating high-quality jobs, is one of the biggest ways GM is working toward its zero-emissions goal. The automaker is planning to have 30 all-electric models around the world by 2025. Then, by 2035, it intends to remove all tailpipe emissions from its new light-duty models. As part of this plan, GM is pouring $27 billion into its EV lineup over the next five years.
GM also plans to implement 100 percent renewable energy at all its sites worldwide by 2035. It’s also working with suppliers to make their operations more sustainable and teaming up with utilities to develop a renewable power infrastructure.
To complete its carbon-neutral objective, GM will invest carefully in carbon offsets or credits, although this will be at a smaller scale compared to its electrification and renewable energy efforts.
Here at Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC, we’re proud to take part in these efforts by offering the eco-friendly Chevrolet Bolt EV. Give us a call to learn more about the models we offer or schedule a test drive at our dealership in La Grange, Kentucky.