Chevrolet has given serious thought to gain an advantage on the competition in the electric vehicle market. Electric Vehicles (EV) are the way of the future and the parent company of Chevrolet, General Motors, has come out and revealed some of their plans. The goal for GM is to offer 20 EVs by 2023. Included in those 20 vehicles will be some impressive Chevrolet vehicles. General Motors is putting a great deal of focus into a new modular EV architecture known as Ultium. While the details are limited currently, we have done the research about where Chevrolet is going to take its electric vehicle capabilities in this decade.
A New Platform Will Advance the Appeal of EVs
The brand new platform GM is creating will allow GM electric vehicles to provide a remarkable 400-mile driving range and fast 0-60 speeds. Not just fast speeds, mind-blowingly fast speeds including a 0-60 time of just under three seconds. Front-wheel-drive, real-wheel-drive, and all-wheel drive options are also expected to be available within this new platform. This move will definitely work to excite buyers and drive interest in EVs. For a long time, EVs had a stigma of being slow and an owner wouldn’t see any returns on their investments unless they kept their EV for around a decade; that won’t be the case any longer.
Chevrolet’s EV Plans Going Forward
Chevrolet is going to be putting into action this platform with a new Chevrolet pickup with a range of more than 400 miles expected to accompany the EV pickup. Of course, Chevy was the brand that first launched GM’s debut EV. Updates are coming to the Chevy Bolt with the idea of the Bolt becoming a new SUV. This is an exciting idea for Chevrolet and along with that, there will be another mid-size SUV that will gain the EV treatment as well. All of these vehicles might use the new Ultium platform. The Ultium platform will also offer a remarkable battery life for drivers to enjoy. Everything is tied to the hopes the American car buyer will join the growing industry of EVs.
“Our team accepted the challenge to transform product development at GM and position our company for an all-electric future. What we have done is build a multi-brand, multi-segment EV strategy with economies of scale that rival our full-size truck business with much less complexity and even more flexibility,” said Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO.
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