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GM, Ford Sign Zero Emissions Pledge

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Nov. 11, 2021—General Motors and Ford were two of 11 automakers to sign a pledge on Wednesday to work toward all new car sales being zero-emissions by 2040.

Under the agreement, OEMs and other signatories are aiming for zero-emissions cars to make up all new car sales in "leading markets" by 2035 according to The Detroit News. The agreement came during the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

The move further builds on commitments from Ford, GM and Stellantis earlier this year to set a goal to have upward of 50 percent of new vehicle sales be emissions free by 2030. 

Volvo and Mercedes-Benz were part of the agreement, while major players such as Stellantis, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai and others were absent. Nearly three dozen national governments were included on the agreement, but the U.S. did not sign.

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