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GM lays out all-electric plan to go zero emissions

By Danielle Haynes
GM lays out all-electric plan to go zero emissions
Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors, introduces the new Chevrolet Bolt EV during her keynote address during the at the 2016 International CES, a trade show of consumer electronics, in Las Vegas on January 6, 2016. She announced Monday a plan for 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023. File Photo by Molly Riley/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 2 (UPI) -- General Motors on Monday said it plans to create at least 20 new all-electric vehicles on its path to a zero-emissions future for the company.

GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announced the company intends to introduce two new electric vehicles in the next 18 months and a total of 20 by 2023.

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"General Motors believes in an all-electric future," said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Although that future won't happen overnight, GM is committed to driving increased usage and acceptance of electric vehicles through no-compromise solutions that meet our customers' needs."

The news comes as the company begins selling its all-electric Chevy Bolt throughout the country. It went on sale in select markets earlier in the year.

GM said it intends to focus on further developing its SURUS, which stands for Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, a fuel cell-powered, four-wheel steer concept vehicle on a heavy-duty truck frame.

"With its capability and flexible architecture, SURUS could be used as a delivery vehicle, truck or even an ambulance -- all emissions free," the company said in a news release.

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