General Motors Prepares to Launch 30 New Electric Vehicles Globally
General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra recently announced that GM plans to offer 30 all-electric vehicle models globally by the midpoint of this decade. This means approximately 40% of the company’s North American offerings will be electric by the end of 2025.
All four GM brands (Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Cadillac) will feature electric vehicles within their lineups, meaning there will be EVs available at a vast array of price points and for a multitude of uses. GM’s versatile Ultium platform can underpin everything from mass market low-cost vehicles to high performance sports cars. To drive these new vehicle developments forward, GM is adding more than 3,000 electrical, software, and controls engineers to their team. The upcoming GMC Hummer EV was developed in just 26 months, providing a new benchmark for EV development in the company.
What can we expect to see released first by GM? The development schedule for 12 new vehicles has been moved up, including the aforementioned Hummer EV as well as three more GMC vehicles (including an EV pickup), four Chevrolet EVs (including a pickup and crossover), and four Cadillacs. Following the launch of the Hummer EV, expect to the see the LYRIQ next, Cadillac’s first all-electric vehicle set to arrive in 2022.
“Climate change is real, and we want to be part of the solution by putting everyone in an electric vehicle. We are transitioning to an all-electric portfolio from a position of strength and we’re focused on growth. We can accelerate our EV plans because we are rapidly building a competitive advantage in batteries, software, vehicle integration, manufacturing and customer experience,” explains Barra.
Stay tuned for more information as these new electric vehicles are announced. In the meantime, talk to a Preston Sales Consultant about the Chevrolet Bolt EV, available now with more than 400km of range on a single charge!