By on July 16, 2020

General Motors’ pledge to introduce 20 electric vehicles by 2023 sounded great to tech-obsessed investors and granola types, but the exact nature of these products, for the most part, remained hazy.

Sure, the Hummer name’s coming back, attached to a massive (and massively powerful) GMC pickup, and the Chevrolet Bolt’s getting a sibling, but what about the rest? Well, there’s news on that front.

In its annual sustainability report, GM sheds some light on these upcoming products. You already know about the Cadillac Lyriq and its very special (precious?) name, but you probably didn’t know the General’s premium brand plans to roll out a “globally-sized” three-row, midsize EV crossover, as well. Or a luxury full-size SUV that’s free of internal combustion.

Escalade twin? It seems so. GM says the big model “builds on the DNA” of that very model.

If this all sounds too tony and high-end, the brand also has an “attainable luxury” model in the works, aimed at buyers shopping in the compact XT4 section. And the Celestique halo car, well, that hand-built product earns the title of “Cadillac Celestiq Statement Vehicle” in the report, with the division mentioning a build rate of 1.2 vehicles per day.

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Less exclusive will be the aforementioned Bolt EUV, a small CUV that joins the Chevrolet lineup next year (that holds the distinction of being the first non-Cadillac offered with Super Cruise hands-off driver-assist). It’ll soon have company, with the Chevrolet brand planning to add a midsize EV crossover for those who like that sort of thing. And it seems the GMC Hummer will have a bowtie sibling/rival in the form of what GM currently refers to as a “Chevrolet BET Truck” — full-size product boasting a maximum driving range of 400 miles. Just like the Hummer.

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For Buick, GM’s electrified ambitions spells two upcoming products: a conventionally proportioned crossover and a second utility vehicle boasting a “more expressive proportion with a greater emphasis on form and athletic fashion.” Is it possible we’ve already seen this particular vehicle?

At GM’s truck division, the near future holds the Hummer EV, but GMC plans to turn that vehicle into an “off-road-capable” SUV that retains the Hummer model name.

Lots of green on the way.

[Images: General Motors]

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12 Comments on “So, What Exactly Is GM’s EV Plan?...”


  • avatar

    fools errand stuff. instead focus on building quality today…

    maybe do something about all the 3 Cyl Encore GXs lying around that can’t be sold due to recall and no fix except possibly replacing engines?

    self driving is Unsafe at Any Speed and EV’s are about as popular as suppositories.

    • 0 avatar
      R Henry

      What engine issues are you referring to? A cursory websearch did not reveal any current recalls or stop stale orders.

    • 0 avatar
      SCE to AUX

      If “EVs are about as popular as suppositories”, then there are about 15 entire brands in the US market less popular than that.

      • 0 avatar
        2manycars

        Aside from places where armed thugs (“governments”) are forcing the issue, nobody is interested in battery electric vehicles aside from gadget freaks and deluded fools who think they are “saving the planet” or some such nonsense.

        For the rest of us they make no sense at all, particularly for used car buyers (you want a 10-15 year-old electric with no battery warranty and all that expensive tech to go bad?), and people who have no garage or driveway to charge at home. (Even for those that do, if husband, wife, and a kid or two all have their own cars that’s a heck of a lot of home charging stations to set up.)

        The most expensive Tesla is overall less practical than the cheapest Mitsubishi or Nissan. I say thanks, but no thanks.

        • 0 avatar
          SCE to AUX

          You’re pretty good with the straw man arguments and stereotypes.

          The ‘expensive tech’ in my EV is a 7″ touchscreen – the same one found in nearly every car today. It even has an FM radio.

          You should stick with carburetors, manual chokes, point-ignition, and manual transmissions – them newfangled pointless ignition and fuel injection systems with emissions controls, and electronically-shifted automatics aren’t trustworthy once out of warranty.

        • 0 avatar
          mcs

          @2many: “The most expensive Tesla is overall less practical than the cheapest Mitsubishi or Nissan.”

          That’s not true. It’s just as practical.

          “deluded fools ” That’s a good description of a lot of people that can’t admit EVs have a lot of advantages. In most cases, far better acceleration than the gas versions. A Model 3 performance will out-accelerate a Hellcat Redeye for a lot less money.

          • 0 avatar
            ajla

            “A Model 3 performance will out-accelerate a Hellcat Redeye for a lot less money.”

            Well, that depends on how long they will both be accelerating.

          • 0 avatar
            indi500fan

            There aren’t many Teslas here in the midwest but I do notice they are typically driven very aggressively / offensively (due to the acceleration response). I always give them space.

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    “the Celestique halo car, well, that hand-built product earns the title of “Cadillac Celestiq Statement Vehicle” in the report, with the division mentioning a build rate of 1.2 vehicles per day”

    They’re insane.

  • avatar
    hurricanehole

    Really. Granola types, is it still the 60/70’s? What do u call a person who likes eggs and bacon for breakfast a real man? Update your stereotypes.

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