General Motors sustainability report for 2014 attempts to chronicle the automaker’s efforts to make electric and hybrid vehicles more mainstream, implement responsible manufacturing practices and address other prominent sustainability issues in the automotive industry. According to the automaker, its actions outlined in the report will help to “further drive sustainability into the company’s culture,” as the auto industry undergoes a period of major change in coming years.
At the top of GM’s sustainability report is information on its stance towards electric vehicles. The automaker believes “the future is electric,” and took several actions to back up this sentiment last year, including extending the availability of the Spark EV to Maryland and certain Canadian provinces, committing to production of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, and giving the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt a lower base price than the previous model. It also noted the billions of dollars the company has invested in order to support an “all-in-house” approach to developing and manufacturing EVs.