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Our Path to an All-Electric Future

General Motors’ vision of a world with zero emissions will be powered by a future where every vehicle is an electric vehicle. We are aggressively going after every aspect of the EV ecosystem. First, because we need millions of EVs on the road to make a meaningful impact toward building a zero-emissions future. Second, because GM is uniquely positioned to design, engineer, and produce EVs that are desirable and affordable for our customers. And finally, to drive growth that will benefit our employees, our investors, our dealers, our suppliers, and the communities where we do business.

We want to put everyone in an EV, and we believe we have what it takes to do it. Beyond the societal benefits of an all-electric, zero-emissions future, we are going to drive an amazing ownership experience for our customers.

Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO

Learn more about our plan to put everyone in an Electric Vehicle:

Ultium Batteries and Modular Platform:

General Motors’ all-new modular platform and Ultium batteries will power electric vehicles in every segment to meet the needs of every person. GM’s platform, which features modular battery and drive unit combinations, is flexible enough to build a wide range of trucks, SUVs, crossovers, cars and commercial vehicles with outstanding design, performance, packaging, range and affordability. The Ultium battery cells will be manufactured in Lordstown, Ohio as part of our joint venture with LG Chem.

From one modular architecture we can make vehicles ranging from cars to crossovers to full-size trucks – and even self-driving vehicles. It’s flexible enough that our coming electric vehicles could:

Enable a GM-estimated electric range up to 400 miles or more on a full charge.

Go 0-60 mph ranging from 3 to 8.5 seconds.

Have battery options from 50 to 200 kW.

Have FWD, RWD, AWD or performance AWD configurations and can run from 235 to 1000 horsepower.

EV Products:

GM is on its way to an all-electric future, with a commitment to 20 new electric vehicles by 2023 and plans for additional models taking us beyond that. Our all-new, modular platform removes significant physical constraints associated with conventional vehicles– no gas tanks, engines, radiators or exhaust pipes. More efficient exteriors with improved aerodynamics. Optimized wheelbases for passenger comfort. Battery packs that can be arranged to optimize height and width for aesthetics, comfort, drive feel or more storage. The possibilities are endless. We know what customers want and expect, and we’re better positioned than anyone else to give them the EV that best suits them.

EV Charging:

GM’s holistic approach targets charging capability at home and at work, enhancing the public infrastructure, and is aimed at a seamless, convenient and economical changeover to electrified transportation for our customers.  We also support a grid that uses renewable energy sources, to make the entire EV charging process sustainable from the start.  

From the GM Newsroom

EV Investment:

From 2020 until 2025, we will allocate more than $20 billion of capital/engineering resources to our EV/AV programs, which equates to more than $3 billion annually. GM has announced multi-billion-dollar investments in its all-electric future that are creating thousands of new, good-paying U.S. jobs.    This includes plans to make our Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant the company’s first assembly plant 100-percent devoted to electric vehicle production, and our joint-venture with LG Chem to manufacture Ultium batteries at a brand new facility in Lordstown, Ohio.

From the GM Newsroom

Our EV Program Quick Facts:

Battery Facts:

  • GM’s joint venture with LG Chem to develop and mass produce battery cells will drive cell costs below $100 per kWh. Ongoing technological and manufacturing breakthroughs will drive costs even lower.
  • GM plans 19 different battery and drive unit configurations initially, including horizontal and vertical stacks, to power vehicles ranging from affordable cars and crossovers to luxury SUVs and pickup trucks.
  • GM’s ability to stack batteries vertically is unique in the industry and it allows for a flat cabin floor and more interior room than comparable EVs that use cylindrical battery packs.
  • Developed with Analog Devices, Inc., GM will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system, or wBMS, for production electric vehicles.
  • Our Ultium battery cells feature a state-of-the-art Nickel Cobalt Manganese Aluminum (NCMA) chemistry, which was designed to reduce the cobalt content in our batteries by more than 70 percent.
  • We have enabled the reuse or recycling of 100 percent of returned batteries, and we will keep doing so.
  • We apply a comprehensive battery and high-voltage safety strategy and development process to every EV we make, supported by a dedicated high-voltage battery safety team.

Product Facts:

  • General Motors has committed to 20 new electric vehicles by 2023 – including EVs across Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick.
  • Three-quarters of our Bolt EV buyers are new to GM, and they are among our most satisfied customers and ambassadors.
  • By mid-decade, we intend to sell a million EVs per year in our two largest markets – in North America, and with our joint venture partners in China.
  • General Motors recently unveiled the Cadillac LYRIQ show car and will reveal the GMC HUMMER EV in the fall of 2020. They join the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is currently on the market.
  • The Cruise Origin was unveiled in January 2020, the first production vehicle from the General Motors, Cruise and Honda partnership. The Cruise Origin is a self-driving EV with modular design developed for a million miles of 24-hour service.
  • The Chevrolet Bolt EUV will be the first non-Cadillac to offer Super Cruise.
  • GM R&D has filed more than 3,000 global patents related to electrification.

Charging Facts:

Investment Facts:

  • In January 2020, GM announced a $2.2 billion investment at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs, which will create more than 2,200 good-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs. 
  • In December 2019, GM and LG Chem announced plans to build a $2.3 billion plant in Lordstown, Ohio to mass produce battery cells for electric vehicles, which will create more than 1,100 new, good-paying jobs. 
  • The Lordstown plant, which will be about the size of 30 football fields, will have an annual capacity of more than 30 gigawatt hours and room for expansion.
  • In 2019, GM announced it is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan assembly plant to produce the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, adding 400 jobs. 
  • In 2018, GM announced a $28 million expansion of its battery testing lab in Warren, Michigan. It is the largest, most advanced battery test lab in America for over a decade.