Gm To Launch Two New Evs Within 18 Months, At Least 20 By 2023

by Heather Platt | Posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

General Motors will introduce two new all-electric vehicles in the next 18 months and at least 20 new all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles globally by 2023.

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The first two new vehicles will be based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV, while others will feature an all-new battery system.

“General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Although that future won’t happen overnight, GM is committed to driving increased usage and acceptance of electric vehicles through no-compromise solutions that meet our customers’ needs.”

Given customers’ various needs, getting to a zero emissions future will require more than just battery electric technology. It will require a two-pronged approach to electrification — battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric depending on the unique requirements.

GM also introduced SURUS — the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure — a fuel cell powered, four-wheel steer concept vehicle on a heavy-duty truck frame that’s driven by two electric motors. With its capability and flexible architecture, SURUS could be used as a delivery vehicle, truck or even an ambulance — all emissions free.

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