GM to bring 30 global Electric models by 2025
The American automobile concern General Motors ( GM ) has announced ambitious plans in the field of electromobility. It invests more money in its development and autonomous management than in conventional cars. $27 billion is expected to bring 30 global electric models by 2025. A significant reduction in battery prices is to ensure more affordable electric cars , while the top models offer a range of up to 725 km (EPA).
GM is increasing its investment in electromobility and autonomous management from $ 20 billion to $ 27 billion, which it will invest by 2025. This means that it is investing more in these areas than in conventional combustion cars.
In the next 5 years, it plans to launch a total of 30 electric cars worldwide. More than 2/3 of them will be available in North America, which does not mean that they will be available only within this market. We will also see selected models in Europe, hopefully in Slovakia as well.
These vehicles will carry the Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet and Buick brands, penetrating “all price categories”. These will be family, work, adventure and powerful models.
Advances in battery development
GM also announced progress on its new Ultium electric vehicle and battery platform . Thanks to them, the maximum possible range of vehicles built on this platform with Ultium batteries is to be increased from the previously estimated 644 to 725 km (probably according to the EPA cycle).
According to GM, the cost of first-generation Ultium batteries is 40% lower than that of the batteries found in their best-selling Chevrolet Bolt electric car . The American concern expects that the second generation of these batteries, which it is already testing, will bring 2 times the energy density and more than half the lower costs compared to the current technology.
The new generation of Ultium batteries is to be available around 2025. At the same time, Ultium technology is expected to bring the prices of electric and combustion cars closer together.
Accelerate the development of electrical models
GM also reports the acceleration of the current 12 electric model programs, which will grow on the new platform and which will use new batteries. The American group is working on the already introduced Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV models , as well as on 3 “other Ultium variants”, 4 Chevrolet models (including a compact crossover and pickup) and another 3 Cadillac models. And it is preparing to launch programs for 2 Buick electric cars.
Cadillac Lyriq will also be imported into Europe. The electric Hummer in the pickup version, which will be launched next year, will probably not reach the old continent, but its SUV version is in the game. We do not yet know anything about the availability of other GM electric cars in Europe.