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GM to only sell zero-emission light-duty vehicles by 2035, be carbon neutral by 2040

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February 02, 2021
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GM, which had previously supported the Trump administration's attempt to loosen fuel efficiency requirements in the U.S., has clearly reversed course, as it plans to eliminate tailpipe emissions from all light-duty vehicles by 2035. Arguably the more important point is that 40% of all U.S. models – the region in which Lux expects the slowest rate of electrification – will be battery electric by 2025, and more than half of capital spending and product development efforts are focused on electrification and autonomy programs. Clients should regard GM as well-positioned to meet these goals and note that the company makes no mention of fuel cells in its announcement, suggesting that they aren't a part of the company's light-duty vehicle roadmap.

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