Normal Motors Says "Ultium-Primarily based Coupes" Will Arrive By 2026

Normal Motors is within the means of rolling out a variety of electrical automobiles primarily based on its devoted EV architectures that use Ultium batteries and drive models. 

Up till now, aside from BrightDrop vans, all launches have been SUVs and pickups – the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, Hummer EV SUV, and Cadillac Lyriq. Extra Ultium-based electrical SUVs and vehicles are coming, together with the Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Blazer EV, Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV, Cadillac Escalade IQ, and Buick Electra E5 SUV. 

That being mentioned, the Ultium lineup will even embody the next-generation Chevrolet Bolt EV and $340,000+ Cadillac Celestiq ultra-luxury sedan, and now it seems to be like GM will even add not less than one coupe to its EV steady.

In a video saying the provision of V2H (vehicle-to-home) functionality throughout its total Ultium-based EV lineup by the 2026 mannequin 12 months, GM has talked about that bi-directional charging will even be supplied on “Ultium primarily based coupes.”

“By 2026, automobile to house expertise can be obtainable in new Ultium-based SUVs, sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, vehicles,” the corporate says within the video.

That is an intriguing admission that leaves room for lots of hypothesis. To our information, that is the primary time GM has acknowledged plans to construct Ultium-based coupes, however the automaker didn’t present extra data, sadly.

Nonetheless, if GM have been to construct all-electric coupes, the Camaro and Corvette nameplates can be the primary to return to thoughts.

Now, GM President Mark Reuss confirmed final 12 months {that a} “totally electrical model” of the Corvette would comply with the E-Ray hybrid, which enters manufacturing this fall. Thoughts you, we do not know for certain the BEV Corvette can be a coupe. There have been a number of studies final 12 months on GM’s alleged plans to make Corvette a standalone EV model that may provide four-door and SUV fashions, with the primary automobile anticipated in 2025.

The Camaro seems to have extra probabilities of going all-electric as a coupe, particularly since GM mentioned after confirming that 2024 would be the remaining mannequin 12 months of the horse automotive that this “shouldn’t be the ultimate chapter for the nameplate.”

Since Normal Motors says “Ultium-based coupes” within the video, we will solely hope that each the Corvette and the Camaro will transition to Ultium tech whereas retaining their unmistakable two-door physique types. After all, GM BEV coupes may additionally come from Cadillac and Buick – keep in mind the Wildcat Idea?