General Motors is on a roll when it comes with electric vehicles, with a lofty goal of launching 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023 and introducing the first two in the next 18 months.
Confirmed in a press release yesterday, Mark Reuss, vice president of global product development said, "GM believes the future is all electric." Although their vision of a world with zero emissions will take time and effort from all manufacturers, GM is committed to making it a reality and tackling the problem with a two-pronged approach; battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric.
The first two new all-electric vehicles will be engineered based on what GM has learned from the Chevrolet Bolt EV and they’ll feature an “all-new battery system,” reports Automotive News. Perhaps a good place for Bolt feedback and a list of areas needing improvement would be our forum’s Nitpick thread and of course, who can forget the ongoing seat complaint thread.
Not only is GM electrifying personal vehicles, the automaker is also working on a Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS) concept. Sitting on a heavy-duty truck frame featuring a fuel-cell powertrain, four-wheel steering, and two electric motors, it is meant for use in delivery vehicles, trucks or even ambulances.
So far, GM has not specified which of its sub-brands will be receiving these vehicles so we’ll just have to wait and see.