Normal Motors Outlines Ultium-Primarily based BEV Rollout Plan For H2 2023

Normal Motors introduced not too long ago that throughout the second half of 2023, it can start manufacturing of a number of new all-electric automobiles based mostly on the all-new Ultium platform.

The corporate already produces the Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EV Pickup/SUV and BrightDrop Zevo 600, however the quantity stays comparatively low (see Q2 2023 gross sales outcomes) and even GM CFO Paul Jacobson admitted that the ramp-up is experiencing difficulties. By the best way, the present best-selling battery electrical automobile (BEV) duo of the Chevrolet Bolt EV/Bolt EUV will retire on the finish of the yr (in December, as a substitute of November, based on the newest information).

Nonetheless, GM intends to considerably increase its BEV lineup this yr with six new automobiles, together with two variations of the Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup, Chevrolet Blazer EV, Chevrolet Equinox EV, BrightDrop Zevo 400 van, and Cadillac Celestiq.

Goal manufacturing begin:

  1. Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Truck: Q3’2023
    “Manufacturing underway, deliveries start to business clients quickly”
  2. Chevrolet Blazer EV: Q3’2023
  3. Chevrolet Equinox EV: This autumn’2023
  4. Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Version: This autumn’2023
  5. BrightDrop Zevo 400: This autumn’2023
  6. Cadillac Celestiq: This autumn’2023

The up to date timeline is barely delayed in comparison with the preliminary plan (for instance, the all-electric Silverado was anticipated within the Spring), however plainly the electrification is progressively progressing at a number of GM vegetation (in the USA, Canada, and Mexico).

General Motors: New EVs in H2 2023

We now surprise what the gross sales quantity can be. A four-digit (nonetheless) or perhaps a five-digit quantity per quarter for the very first time in Q3 or This autumn, maybe?

The amount should comply with the mannequin growth and attain some critical numbers as shortly as doable if GM needs to revenue from its large investments not solely in new fashions but additionally in battery vegetation and different factories associated to electrification.

The listing of GM fashions consists of:

  • BrightDrop Zevo 400
  • BrightDrop Zevo 600
  • Cadillac Celestiq
  • Cadillac Lyriq
  • Cadillac Escalade IQ
  • Chevrolet Blazer EV
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV/Bolt EUV (manufacturing to finish in 2023)
  • Chevrolet Equinox EV
  • Chevrolet Silverado EV
  • GMC Hummer EV Pickup
  • GMC Hummer EV SUV