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GM to introduce at least 20 new EVs by 2023; 2 in next 18 months; batteries and fuel cells; SURUS

General Motors said it will introduce at least 20 new electric vehicles by 2023. In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Given customers’ various needs, getting to a zero emissions future will require more than just battery electric technology. It will require a two-pronged approach to electrification—battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric depending on the unique requirements.

General Motors believes in an all-electric future. Although that future won’t happen overnight, GM is committed to driving increased usage and acceptance of electric vehicles through no-compromise solutions that meet our customers’ needs.

—Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain

GM also introduced SURUS—the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure—a fuel-cell-powered, four-wheel steer concept vehicle on a heavy-duty truck frame that’s driven by two electric motors. With its capability and flexible architecture, SURUS could be used as a delivery vehicle, truck or even an ambulance.



I think that the handwriting is on the wall. It will take a little time but the future is electric. I hope that one of the new vehicles that will be here shortly will be all wheel drive or at least have an all wheel drive option.


How about one that's affordable like when the price drops below $20,000.



$20,000 would probably get you a Cruze sedan if you did not add too many options. An electric version would probably save you somewhere between $1000 and $1500 in fuel and maintenance costs (I assumed 0.25 KWhr/mile and $0.12/KWhr, 25 mpg and $2.50/gal with 12,000 mi/yr and less brake wear and oil change costs). So maybe you could pay $25,000 over 5 years and still come out ahead but under $20,000 would be nice and a clear win.

Anyway, if you consider that something like the LiS battery discussed below will be available in a few years with 3 times the energy density and fast charging at a reasonable cost, there will not be much reason for not going electric but it will still take a while to convert the infrastructure to support the electric vehicles.


The headline on NBC was GM making no more engine cars.
BUSINESS OCT 2 2017, 3:01 PM ET
GM Is Going All Electric, Will Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars
A VP made a statement about "some day" and that was the headline.

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