General Motors has announced that it will enhance its electric vehicle offering, with the intention to match global moves towards alternate energy vehicles. Towards this the company intends to introduce two new electric vehicles over the next 18 months, with an intended aim of having at least 20 EVs by 2023.
“General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “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.”
Currently, the only electric car in the automaker’s stable is the BOLT EV, which sells a few thousand units a month in select markets in the US. GM intends to use the learnings from this model to drive its move into not just electric cars, but fuel-cell driven vehicles too.
The announcement also referred to a utility vehicle concept called the SURUS, the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, that uses a heavy-duty truck architecture with fuel-cells, two electric motors and four steerable wheels to offer an emission-free truck. We are awaiting the pictures and further details.