Is GM Really Embracing Green Technology?

As part of this transformative strategy, GM has stated a commitment to developing new products, including electric vehicles and autonomous driving systems. Yesterday’s investor statement goes as far as saying that “resources allocated to electric and autonomous vehicle programs will double in the next two years,” a point we discussed in an earlier article.

However, while it is true that GM’s long-term future is likely to lie in the EV space, what is being lost in much of the commentary on the automaker’s restructuring is that this is not a wholescale embrace of green technology. Indeed, a closer look at the strategy document shows that GM is cutting a range of sedans, as well as the Chevy Volt hybrid, in favor of trucks and light trucks (minivans, SUVs, crossovers).