The US car manufacturer has committed to setting science-based target to achieve its goal and signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5°C, an urgent call to action from a global coalition of UN agencies, business and industry leaders.
It also worked with the Environmental Defence Fund to develop a shared vision of an all-electric future and an ambition to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035.
GM will focus on offering zero-emission vehicles across a range of price points and build the necessary charging infrastructure needed to support its goal.
It plans to offer 30 all-electric models globally by mid-decade and 40% of its US models offered will be battery-electric vehicles (EVs) by the end of 2025, with an investment of $27 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles over the next five years.
In addition, GM intends to source 100% renewable energy to power its US sites by 2030 and global sites by 2035 and is also implementing plans to reduce the impact associated with its supply chain while supporting grids and utilities to power EVs with renewable energy.
Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said: “General Motors is joining governments and companies around the globe working to establish a safer, greener and better world.
“We encourage others to follow suit and make a significant impact on our industry and on the economy as a whole.”