TO THE EDITOR:
General Motors has committed to full-electric vehicles by 2035. Understand, less than four years ago, GM (and others) sat patiently through a "clean coal" administration, and because 2035 equals four forward administrations, rallying for coal once again is indeed possible ("Biden's green push gives Detroit the cover to go electric," autonews.com, Jan. 29).
It's no secret automakers require some sense of stability across so many sectors: political, energy, employment, health care, foreign exchange and trade. It's fair to say the last four years has been very difficult for product planners (with exception to the here-and-now SUVs and pickups).
Just weeks into a new administration, GM's electric message goes beyond its vehicles — it's a plea for stability. What GM is saying is, "Hey, we're not only changing our logo, we're changing the global auto industry in 14 years, so everyone jump on board."
GM is leading the charge for the masses, a bold move worthy of many, many thanks.
ROBERT LoFORESE, President, Lof Automotive Consultants, Warwick, N.Y. Lof Automotive Consultants provides automotive strategic planning and recruiting for automakers and retailers.