No Slowing Down, No Compromises on the Road to Zero Emissions

Ultium EV Platform Is Moving Closer to Customer Hands

2020 has delivered some incredibly painful, enduring and far-reaching challenges – a global pandemic, healthcare equipment shortage, and an overdue stand for racial justice, to name a few. This upheaval has forced companies and organizations worldwide to reassess their true priorities.

Over the past few months, the GM team summoned the agility, innovation and dedication ingrained in its DNA to spring to action – building ventilators for those fighting COVID-19, mass-producing masks for essential frontline workers, and most recently, publicly decrying racial injustice while commissioning an Inclusion Advisory Board to deliver on our promise to become the most inclusive company in the world.

And at the same time, our GM team has remained steadfast on its commitment to delivering a zero-emissions future to help create a clean, bright world for generations to come.

Our electric future is now.

GM electric vehicle Ultium battery chassis

Each of our brands – Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick – will play a critical role in this journey, launching new EVs in the next year. Our modular vehicle platform powered by Ultium batteries provides a framework flexible enough to create vehicles to meet the needs of nearly every type of customer.  

Introducing the Cadillac LYRIQ

The Cadillac LYRIQ is GM’s first Ultium-powered vehicle to be publicly revealed, and it pairs our next-generation battery technology with a bold design that advances the storied brand – and there is so much more to come. Within the next decade, the propulsion system and supporting technologies will lay the foundation for a wide range of Cadillac EVs that will redefine American luxury.

A GM-estimated 1,000-horsepower GMC HUMMER EV, Chevrolet’s Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, and other models will soon give customers more ways to drive emissions-free. Work continues with great speed and urgency, not only on an entire generation of great products, but on solutions to accelerate the adoption of EVs. Together with EVgo, we recently committed to adding 2,700-plus public fast chargers to the U.S. network over the next five years.

In 2019, EVgo became the first North American charging company using 100 percent renewable energy to power its chargers. General Motors is following suit; by 2030, all U.S. plants will also run on renewable energy, and we expect to reach that same goal globally by 2040.

Standing Up When Society Needs Us Most

GM has a storied history of taking challenges head on and applying ingenuity and scale to its solutions. Supporting the U.S. World War II efforts with the Arsenal of Democracy. 2 Developing the world’s first mechanical heart pump, which looked remarkably like a small-scale car engine. 3 Converting our plants to produce thousands of ventilators and millions of masks to support the essential workers leading us through COVID-19. The list goes on. The Cadillac LYRIQ is just another great example of this, marking a new era for General Motors. Our electric future.


1 Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperatures, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

2-3 “General Motors” or “GM” refers to various legal entities, both past and present, that operated from time to time using the GM brand name and trademarks.

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