GM plans 30 new EV models globally for the next 5 years

19 November 2020, 16:21:02

GM plans 30 new EV models globally for the next 5 yearsGeneral Motors has announced an ambitious plan for its development as an EV manufacturer for the next decade.

For starters, GM plans on launching 30 new electric vehicles around the globe by 2025. More than 20 of those will be available in North America. Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, and Buick will all be represented, with EVs at all price points for work, adventure, performance, and family use. At the end of the mid-decade, 40% of the company's US entries are expected to be battery electric vehicles.

Secondly, GM announced that its engineering advances in its Ultium technology enable a higher than previously estimated range - from 400 to 450 miles. Moreover, the second-generation Ultium chemistry will deliver twice the energy density at less than half the cost of today’s chemistry. GM is already prototype testing this next-generation technology, which is expected to be available around 2025.

In order to fulfill its ambitious plans, GM will increase its investment in EVs and AVs from USD 20 billion to USD 27 billion through 2025. More than half of GM's capital spending and product development team will be devoted to electric and electric-autonomous vehicle programs.

In more specific terms, GM has accelerated the development of a number of vehicles. The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV's development time of 26 months - down from about 50 months - is now the benchmark. Others include three other GMC Ultium variants, including an EV pickup, four Chevrolet EVs, including a pickup and a compact crossover, four Cadillacs. After the GMC HUMMER EV, the next EV to launch will be the LYRIQ, Cadillac's first all-electric vehicle, which will arrive in the first quarter of 2022, nine months ahead of schedule.

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EV Specifications

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Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2021 Tesla Model 3

2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4100.6 lb / 1860 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2021 Tesla Model 3

2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4071.94 lb / 1847 kg
Electric motor #1: 188 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 74 kWh

2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 74 kWh

2021 Tesla Model X

2021 Tesla Model X Performance

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.0 in / 1676 mm
Curb weight: 5740.84 lb / 2604 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW, 720 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 205 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2021 Tesla Model X

2021 Tesla Model X Long Range Plus

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.0 in / 1676 mm
Curb weight: 5630.61 lb / 2554 kg
Electric motor #1: 210 kW, 335 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 205 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid Tri Motor AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4940.56 lb / 2241 kg

2021 Tesla Model S

2021 Tesla Model S Performance

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4940.56 lb / 2241 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW, 720 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 205 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2021 Tesla Model S

2021 Tesla Model S Long Range Plus

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4883.24 lb / 2215 kg
Electric motor #1: 210 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 205 kW, 335 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Rivian R1T

2022 Rivian R1T Explore

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 218.0 in / 5537 mm
Height: 72.0 in / 1829 mm
Curb weight: 5886.34 lb / 2670 kg
Battery: 135 kWh

2022 Rivian R1T

2022 Rivian R1T Adventure

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 218.0 in / 5537 mm
Height: 72.0 in / 1829 mm
Curb weight: 5886.34 lb / 2670 kg
Battery: 135 kWh

2021 Rivian R1S

2021 Rivian R1S Explore

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 202.0 in / 5131 mm
Height: 72.0 in / 1829 mm
Curb weight: 5842.25 lb / 2650 kg
Battery: 135 kWh

2021 Rivian R1S

2021 Rivian R1S Adventure

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 202.0 in / 5131 mm
Height: 72.0 in / 1829 mm
Curb weight: 5842.25 lb / 2650 kg
Battery: 135 kWh

2020 KIA e-Niro

2020 KIA e-Niro 4

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 172.2 in / 4375 mm
Width: 71.1 in / 1805 mm
Height: 61.4 in / 1560 mm
Curb weight: 3994.78 lb / 1812 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW @ 3800 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 64 kWh, Voltage: 356 V

2022 Tesla Cybertruck

2022 Tesla Cybertruck Tri Motor AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 6
Length: 231.7 in / 5885 mm
Width: 79.8 in / 2027 mm
Height: 75.0 in / 1905 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 186.0 in / 4724 mm
Width: 74.0 in / 1880 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 98.8 kWh

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 186.0 in / 4724 mm
Width: 74.0 in / 1880 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Battery: 98.8 kWh

2020 Tesla Model X

2020 Tesla Model X Performance (PMSR)

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.0 in / 1676 mm
Curb weight: 5740.84 lb / 2604 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW @ 6150 rpm, 660 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 193 kW @ 6100 - 6800 rpm, 330 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 350 V