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GM looks to sell only emission-free vehicles by 2035

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This photo provided by General Motors shows the headlight of the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, an upcoming crossover SUV version of the fully electric Bolt that’s scheduled to debut in summer 2021. (Courtesy of General Motors via AP)

Diesel cars could soon become a thing of the past.

The largest US automaker, General Motors, said on Thursday that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2040 in its global operations and hopes to offer only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035.

GM plans to cut emissions by transitioning to battery-powered electric vehicles or other zero-emissions technologies.

This announcement comes after President Biden signed a flurry of executive orders this week aimed at tackling the climate crisis, including rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement on his first day in office.