It's Not If but When
General Motors has become the latest auto company to embrace all electric vehicles.
G.M. said it would introduce two new all-electric models within 18 months as part of a broader plan toward what the company says is its ultimate goal of an emissions-free fleet. The two models will be the first of at least 20 new all-electric vehicles that G.M. plans to bring out by 2023.
The announcement came a day before a long-scheduled investor presentation by Ford Motor that was also expected to emphasize electric models. After the G.M. news emerged, Ford let loose its own plan, saying it would add 13 electrified models in the next several years.
Now auto companies are notorious for not delivering on their concepts. But even if they don't meet the deadlines, they will be bringing out electric vehicles at some time. As for the oil industry, maybe there won't be much for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to slink back to after he decides he has had enough humiliation from Trumpie.