Reuss said the company is too big for them to pinpoint a date when gas and diesel vehicles will no longer be produced, according to USA Today.
More broadly, GM also drew a clear line in the sand on Monday: Its future is electric.
Reuss said that achieving a zero-emissions future would require more than battery technology, and stressed that GM is also moving forward with hydrogen fuel-cell equipment that can generate electric power.
The company is "committed to an all-electric future", said Mark Reuss, the vice president of global product development for GM. Carmakers have apparently gotten the electrification message and many have recently announced major electrified additions to their fleets over the next several years. "Because General Motors believes the future is all electric, these aren't just words in a war of press releases". He said that by the 2023 target date for the new electric models, GM will still be building cars, trucks and SUVs with internal combustion engines.
GM is intentionally being vague about its plans for switching to an all-electric powertrain strategy, but it is clearly planning to amp up its offerings in the relative near-term.
GM shares were up 4%, to $42, though most of those gains came ahead of the news.
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In fact, the bivy ledge where they had slept the night before was obliterated. "Yosemite is just a really active, wild place". Laura Doughty, an avid climber in San Jose, said this all a reminder that her sport in inherently unsafe .
General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday. And he said GM did not expect to be hurt financially by a move toward electric models, which can carry higher price tags than comparably sized gasoline-powered vehicles.
As if to illustrate the point, GM showed a fuel-cell concept vehicle built on a heavy-duty truck frame - sized for vehicles like a delivery van, a truck, or an ambulance, GM said. Some of the electric vehicles GM will offer in China are among the 20 Reuss promised by 2023.
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Government mandates, including the latest version of the California ZEV rules, are leading to a rapid adoption of alternative powertrain technologies - even though President Donald Trump's EPA is expected to roll back the strict USA fuel economy rules set to phase in through 2025.