In September of 2017, Chevrolet experienced its best month ever when it comes to electrified vehicle sales with a total of 3,929 EVs delivered to U.S. customers. Now, perhaps capitalizing off of that momentum, General Motors has announced an ambitious plan to release at least 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023, including two new EVs for the 2019 model year.
These new EVs will be engineered with the knowledge gained after producing the Chevy Bolt EV. If you’re not familiar with that model, it’s GM’s first car to provide an all-electric driving range of more than 200 miles and costs less than $30,000 if you qualify for certain government incentives. In addition, GM currently produces several other hybrid cars, such as the Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid and Chevy Volt, which both use a combination of internal combustion and electrified motors.
According to American automotive magazine Motor Trend, GM’s plan to introduce 20 new EVs in the next six years is part of its vision of a future where there’s zero emissions and zero crashes. In addition, GM announced it’s developing a new fuel-cell-powered vehicle called the SURUS, which is an acronym for Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure. This model utilizes a heavy-duty truck frame and two electric motors, and could eventually be used as an emissions free ambulance or delivery truck.
“General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” Mark Reuss said in a statement. Reuss currenlty serves as 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.”