Tuesday, October 10, 2017

GM Joins EV Race


General Motors announced a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. And a key part of that has to do with an all-electric future.

“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.”

In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV. They will be the first of at least 20 new all-electric vehicles that will launch by 2023.

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.

With that 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 all emissions free.

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