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GM Opting for Electric, Ditching Combustion Engines

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By    |   Monday, 02 October 2017 07:41 PM

General Motors announced Monday it's set to ditch internal combustion engines for a future of electric vehicles.

Vehicles powered either by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells will ultimately represent GM's entire global lineup, Mark Reuss, product development chief, said Monday, USA Today reported.

"General Motors will move humanity forward in the future with all-electric propulsion," Reuss said, the outlet reported.

"Because General Motors believes the future is all electric, these aren't just words in a war of press releases. We are far along in our plan to lead the way to that future world."

GM will introduce two new electric models next year and an additional 18 by 2023, the Washington Post reported.

But Reuss wouldn't put a time stamp on gas and diesel vehicles, USA Today reported.

GM finished 2016 as the world's third-largest auto-seller, breaking previous company records with 10 million vehicles sold, according to the company's news release.

At an event Monday, officials unveiled "a sporty crossover, a larger wagon or SUV and a tall, boxy pod car that looked like a people-mover for cities," Forbes reporter Joann Muller wrote.

It also showed off a fuel-cell-powered heavy-duty truck with two electric motors known as Surus, or "silent utility rover universal superstructure."

Also Monday, Ford announced plans to create a group known as "Team Edison" that'll concentrate on developing fully electric cars, Automative News reported.

Sherif Marakby, Ford's head of electrification and autonomous vehicles, told the outlet Ford is on pace to produce 13 electrified vehicles over the next five years.

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