Thesis Title

General Motors' Transition to Electric Vehicles

Department or Program

Environmental Studies


This piece offers an examination of the intentions and motivations of General Motors' announcement to transition to electric vehicles by 2035. By highlighting the history of General Motors a corporation, General Motors' strategic alignment with the administration in power, and General Motors' greenwashing tactics evident in their marketing, a more comprehensive platform for assessing General Motors' announcement is provided. In addition, this piece seeks to introduce skepticism of the announcement by highlighting communities on a global scale who would be negatively affected by the unforeseen consequences of the decision.

Level of Access

Restricted: Campus/Bates Community Only Access

First Advisor

Francis Eanes

Date of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Number of Pages



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