Report: GM’s future EV batteries can be applied across multiple segments, brands

The upcoming Cadillac EV will be built on this new platform
by Leandre Grecia | Feb 7, 2020
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General Motors (GM) recently announced its BT1 electric truck/SUV program through which it will be producing its future electric vehicles (EVs). Part of that program is the revival of the Hummer as an electric pickup.

Naturally, it got people thinking: How will this company transform its gas-guzzling machines such as the Hummer into battery-powered utes?

Well, during GM’s recent Capital Markets Day presentation, it revealed some of its plans for the future, including the use of an all-new EV platform. According to Green Car Reports, this new platform will have “a larger footprint, higher energy density, more flexibility, and higher-power DC fast-charging.”

More important, this platform will enable its future EVs to have flexible battery-pack designs that will allow for multi-segment and multi-brand applications.

“We can get the configuration we need into the product we need, whenever we need it,” says GM president Mark Reuss. “Nobody we know of has this combination of flexibility, speed, and scale.”

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We can probably expect the Hummer to sport this technology when it rolls off the production line in 2021. In fact, Cadillac’selectric crossover, set to be revealed this March, will already be built on this platform.

What’s your take on GM’s latest electrification efforts? Does an electric Hummer sound like a good idea to you?

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