This IS a nice headline and goal but the underlying way things ARE works against this….
An all electric car would mean result in cuts in jobs across America and oversea’s….
It would do what environmentalist want…
To essentially make fossil fuel’s passe’
This planet IS about fossil fuels….
(Vehicle’s NEED to become MORE fuel efficient)
THAT is about whole economies….
It will pivot to what things go into batteries and how to get those things out of the ground and how long will they last?
Nobody is just gonna stop driving their old cares which will have to be MUCH more fuel efficient in decades to come ….
Of course fossil fuel prices will climb as people use less of it….
The days of the internal combustion engine are numbered.
General Motors said Thursday that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks and sell only vehicles that have zero tailpipe emissions by 2035, a seismic shift by one of the world’s largest automakers that makes billions of dollars today from gas-guzzling pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.
The announcement is likely to put pressure on automakers around the world to make similar commitments. It could also embolden President Biden and other elected officials to push for even more aggressive policies to fight climate change. Leaders could point to G.M.’s decision as evidence that even big businesses have decided that it is time for the world to begin to transition away from fossil fuels that have powered the global economy for more than a century.
G.M.’s move is sure to roil the auto industry, which, between car and parts makers, employed about one million people in the United States in 2019, more than any other manufacturing sector by far. It will also have huge ramifications for the oil and gas sector, whose fortunes are closely tied to the internal combustion engine.
A rapid shift by the auto industry could lead to job losses and business failures in related areas. Electric cars don’t have transmissions or need oil changes, meaning conventional service stations will have to retool what they do. Electric vehicles also require fewer workers to make, putting traditional manufacturing jobs at risk. At the same time, the move to electric cars will spark a boom in areas like battery manufacturing, mining and charging stations….