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Here are the 12 electric vehicles General Motors is introducing by 2023

General Motors is making big promises for its all-electric future.

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General Motors has been readying for an all-electric future for the better part of a decade. In its annual sustainability report, GM has committed to 20 new electric vehicles by 2023.

The new vehicles are possible because of the company's new flexible architecture, which allows for a more streamlined design, engineering, and production process.

Though not all the model names are known, GM does tell us which brands are getting the models and what type of vehicles they are. Well, at least most of them. Of the 20 promised models, the company went into depth regarding 12 of them. The other eight are still up in the air.

Cadillac

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There are five models coming that will wear the Cadillac badge.

The Cadillac Lyriq is a SUV that is designed to "hit the heart of the crossover market". It is a global model that will debut on August 6. Much of what to expect from the model is already known as it was originally set to debut in April but had that date moved due to the impact of the coronavirus.

A "globally sized luxury three-row SUV that emphasizes interior space and cargo capability for the modern family" is also on the list. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade has already been revealed and if this was that, it would have been labeled as such. It's logical to think that this three-row SUV is something about the size of a Nissan Pathfinder or Toyota Highlander, which would fill a gap in the Cadillac lineup.

The Cadillac XT4 is getting a brother. An electric model similar to it will debut, aimed "at this key global growth segment".

A full-size, three-row luxury SUV that "builds o the DNA" of the Escalade is on its way. This is the Escalade EV, which will be produced alongside the GMC Hummer EV and Cruise Origin at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant.

The last model on the list is the opulent Cadillac Celestiq "Statement Vehicle", which designed to be an "ultra-lux EV with bespoke, hand-assembled craftsmanship". GM is expected to only built 1.2 of these models per day and sell them for over $100,000 each.

GMC

2022 GMC Hummer EV Render

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GMC will be home to the Hummer EV truck and SUV. The truck will have 1,000 horsepower, 11,500 pound-feet of torque, and get from zero to 60 mph in three seconds. The Hummer EV SUV builds off the truck and is configured as an off-road capable SUV.

GMC has a really let some information slip about the models.

Chevrolet

2022 Chevrolet Traverse

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A new mid-sized SUV target at "customers who are looking for an electric option in this segment". This model could be the Chevy version of the promised Cadillac three-row SUV.

Chevrolet's BET Truck will be the brand's first electric full-size pickup. GM promises over 400 miles of range on a single charge. The truck is slated to go head-to-head with the likes of the Ford F-Series EV and Rivian R1T.

The forthcoming Chevrolet Bolt EUV will features "a distinctive SUV design inspired by the Chevrolet Blazer". It will offer Super Cruise driver assistance. This will be the first model outside of the Cadillac brand to employ Super Cruise. There are some indications that the model could be similar to the Buick Velite 7, which is sold in China.

Buick

2019 Buick Regal Avenir

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Buick will be getting two new all-electric models. The first, a Buick SUV will be a model that offers "more conventional crossover proportion that maximizes interior space and cargo." The second is a Buick CUV that has "expressive proportions with a greater emphasis on form and athletic fashion."

Cruise

Cruise Origin Photo courtesy of Cruise LLC

The Cruise Origin will be the first production vehicle that is made from the company's partnership with Honda. This model is outside of the other two models that will be created by the partnership.

The two companies previously confirmed that the two new Honda models that will be produced under the agreement will be built using GM architecture and power source while the interior and exterior of the vehicles will be exclusively designed by Honda. Those vehicles will be assembled at GM plants in North America starting with the 2024 model year for Honda's U.S. and Canadian markets. It is not know if GM is counting these vehicles toward the 20 total.

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Electric vehicle concepts

Nissan shows off new concepts and plans for future EVs

Nissan showed off a group of funky concept vehicles at the announcement.

Nissan

Nissan is approaching the release of Ariya, its brand-new EV, but there are plans for much more in the automaker’s near future. Today, the Japanese company announced Nissan Ambition 2030, its plan to develop electrified vehicles and become a more sustainable company. Beyond new vehicles, the roadmap includes investments in battery recycling and charging infrastructure, new battery tech, and more widespread safety technologies.

Nissan Ambition 2030 The automaker plans for 50 percent electrification by 2030.Nissan

Nissan’s plans include 23 new electrified models by 2030. The target covers 15 new EVs and a target of 50 percent electrification. The automaker says it plans to launch a proprietary solid-state battery by 2028, and notes that it will develop a pilot production facility in Yokohama, Japan by 2024. Solid state technologies are not yet commercially viable but will offer faster charging times and better energy densities than lithium ion battery packs.

Nissan Surf-Out Concept Surf-Out is a concept truck with super funky styling.Nissan

While the focus was on the news of its electrification plans, Nissan’s concept vehicles stole the show. The Surf-Out concept truck features a long, low cargo surface and unique all-terrain tires. Typical of concept cars, the Surf-Out’s styling and design are over-the-top. The cabin is surrounded on three sides by glass and open to the bed in the rear. Instead of a grille, there’s a glass panel with an illuminated Nissan logo. It's unlikely Surf-Out or the other concepts shown will make it to production unchanged, but they show that the automaker is looking to explore bold designs with its electrified vehicles.

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New electric pickup truck

GMC Hummer EV deliveries to start soon

Hummer EV deliveries will start in December.

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This year has turned out to be as difficult for automakers as 2020 was, if not much more so. The pandemic is still a major factor, and to make matters worse there's a global microchip shortage that heavily impacts automakers' ability to build tech-heavy vehicles. GMC has a big launch left to handle in 2021, and according to a recent call with journalists, it's proceeding as planned. On a recent call with reporters, GMC exec Duncan Aldred noted that Hummer EV pickup deliveries are on track to begin in December. He also elaborated on the truck's EPA range numbers.

2023 GMC Hummer EV The trucks will deliver up to 329 miles on a charge. GMC

The Hummer's EPA range lands at 329, not far from the 350 miles General Motors targeted for the vehicle. Those are the estimates for the limited Hummer Edition 1, which carries a six-figure price tag and gobs of bells and whistles. Aldred said that other models coming later on will offer longer range estimates when they hit the roads sometime in 2023.

A staggering 80 percent of reservations GMC has gathered so far are for the Edition 1 model. Almost half of the 125,000 people who have inquired about the Hummer EV have placed the refundable $100 deposit and the SUV's first year of production is completely sold out.

2023 GMC Hummer EV The Hummer EV's first year of production is sold out. GMC

When it hits the streets later this year, the Hummer EV will be just in time to face off against a growing crop of EV trucks and SUVs. Rivian recently began delivering the R1T electric pickup truck and will continue with the R1S SUV next year. The Ford F-150 Lightning is coming in 2022, and General Motors itself has a Cadillac EV rollout to handle in 2022. Chevy and GMC will show off electric versions of the Silverado and Sierra pickup trucks on January 5 and GMC will push the Hummer SUV EV in 2023.

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