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GM’s Electric Future Revealed In Detail

  • GM has released its 2019 Sustainability Report, complete with information on future vehicles.

  • By 2023, they will introduce 20 new electric vehicles.

  • All four brands under GM in North America will get new EVs.

General Motor’s 2019 Sustainability Report is loaded with details on upcoming electrified products which coincides with their vision: “We see a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.

GM Reveals Flexible EV Platform Strategy

Of the many pieces of new information held within the Sustainability Report is the fact that Buick will not be left out of the EV onslaught. We’ve all heard and read about Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC gaining one or more EVs in the near future but we know that Buick will have two by 2023. The first will be a conventional SUV built around utility. The second will be a CUV (crossover) which will emphasize styling.

Chevrolet Bolt IZEV program
Chevrolet Bolt EV | Photo: Chevrolet

Chevrolet was the first GM brand to get an EV and the Bolt’s done well. A new Bolt will launch in 2021 for the 2022 model year and it will be followed by the Bolt EUV in the summer of 2021.

Cadillac and GMC will be served by GM’s third-generation EV platform and Ultium batteries. Before year’s end, we’ll get to see the Cadillac Lyriq. Following it will be a globally-sized three-row SUV, which sounds like the XT6. Other vehicles in the works are an XT4-sized SUV, another three-row SUV, conceived with the Escalade’s DNA will also come. Finally, the Cadillac Celestiq, a large luxury sedan, will be produced at a rate of 1.2 cars per day.

We all remember the GMC Hummer EV truck. Production of the monster 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque Hummer will begin in the fall of 2021. It will be followed up by a GMC Hummer EV SUV which will be a very capable off-road truck.

GM Hummer
GMC HUMMER EV Logo | Photo: GM

As well, GM continues its development partnership with Honda on the autonomous Cruise Origin. It reflects GM’s four aspirations for the future of mobility: a vehicle that is shared, autonomous, electric, and connected.

GM will allocate $2.2 billion to refurbish the Detroit-Hamtramck plant where the GMC Hummer will be built. This will be part of their $20 billion investment in engineering resources for its electric and autonomous vehicles up to 2025.

In her opening Leadership Message, Mary Bara, Chairman and CEO of General Motors, said:

“Transitioning to all-electric vehicles is central to a zero-emissions future. Our new, flexible platform and Ultium battery system will help us build EVs across all our brands. By mid-decade, we expect to sell a million EVs a year across our global markets.”


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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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