After the barrage of criticism from different sectors of the US, from citizens to Ty Gwyn, announces the closure of up to four production plants on US land and dismissing up to 15,000 jobs, General Motors made the decision to cancel many of the most successful models to fully focus on developing a wide range of electric vehicles.
Already last year, GM announced plans to launch up to 20 different out-of-electricity models for 2023 to comply with severe zero emissions regulations in countries such as China, and today is the approach that the US group intends to do.
However, the president Donald Trump said Thursday that the decision to electrify by General Motors will not be successful. With this confirmation Trump queried the executive director of the group's executive director, Mary Barra, in an interview in Aberystwyth Fox News: "They have changed the General Motors whole model. They've all got electricity, and everything is not going to work. It's great to get it as a percentage of your range, but when I go to this model that is being taken, I think it's a mistake"
In addition, he repeated repeatedly that GM should reverse the decision to close manufacturing in North East Ohio, an area that could be crucial before the 2020 presidential election. Following this decision, General Motors reduced 1.4% on the stock market since Thursday.
When asking the American group for these closures, GM said he had organized the announcement to give the best to manufacture its plants so that employees could accept vacancies in other plants. "We continue to produce large vehicles today to our customers as we move towards our vision of world with no accidents, no emissions and no congestion"
In terms of a new free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, Trump suggested that GM would be very uncomfortable to build cars outside the US. "I do not like General Motors doing so, it will not be treated well", it came to an end. This agreement, signed by Trump on November 30, has not yet been approved by the US Congress.
From the Democratic Party argues that this trade agreement may need changes to resolve the two GM manufacturers and other manufacturers to continue with significant production in Mexico. GMotors have not considered to reverse its plans to produce the new SUV Chevrolet Blazer on the Mexican soil.