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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

Cadillac logo Photo courtesy of Cadillac

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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Research and development

Ford names site for battery development facility

Ford's new facility will house battery research and development.

Ford

Ford is in the news again for its electrification efforts, this time with the confirmation of a Michigan location for a new battery research and development facility in Romulus, Michigan. The facility may eventually help Ford in-source much of its EV supply chain, a shift that could prevent or mitigate the challenges presented by parts and technology shortages.

As part of its electrification initiative, the automaker plans to build a new research and development facility, called Ford Ion Park. The facility will house new tech research, pilot programs for new manufacturing techniques, and will help give Ford more control over its supply chain.


Ford Ion Park Once complete, the facility will initially house 200 engineers.Ford


The price tag for the new facility and related efforts lands at $185 million, which sounds like chump change for a global automaker until we consider that Ford has committed $30 billion to electrification by 2025. The automaker says that its new facility renews its dedication to Michigan as its home base for EV development, a promise it originally made back in 2010. The company's new electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck will be built in Dearborn, which will add 500 jobs. An additional 225 jobs will be retained at Ford's Dyke Electric Powertrain Center.

As part of Phase One of the project, Ford plans to hire 200 engineers within 18 months of the 270,000-square-foot facility's opening. Ironically, the site was previously owned by A123 Systems, a battery manufacturer that closed the facility in 2017 due to low demand for batteries.


Ford Ion Park Ford has committed $185 million to the new facility and related efforts.Ford

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Discontinued sedan

Volkswagen nixing Passat after 2022 model year

Racing Green Metallic is one of four exclusive colors for the car.

Volkswagen

After five decades on sale in the U.S., Volkswagen is pulling the plug on the midsize Passat. The explosion of SUVs' popularity and the need to shift production power to electric vehicles are behind the decision, which will take place after the 2022 model year. The cars have been built at the automaker's Chattanooga, TN plant since 2011, but the facility is being repurposed as VW's North American hub for electric vehicle assembly.

Volkswagen is giving the car one last hurrah, however, in the form of the Passat Limited Edition. The car features 18-inch wheels, LED headlights with an Advanced Front Lighting System, and an easy-open trunk. Inside, the cars come with sport seats wrapped in Vienna leather, memory seating, a Fender Premium Audio System, parking assistance, and parking sensors.


2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition Each car gets a special model tag with its limited production number.Volkswagen


Only 1,973 of the cars will be built, and it will only be sold in four colors, each with its own limited production numbers that have special meaning for the Passat:

  • Aurora Red Metallic with Titan Black interior: 411 units to represent the original vehicle production code
  • Racing Green Metallic with Mauro Brown interior: 423 units to commemorate the Chattanooga 423 area code
  • Pure white with Mauro Brown interior: 524 units to signify the Chattanooga plant's May 24 opening date
  • Platinum Great Metallic with Titan Black interior: 615 units to signify six generations of imported Passats, one generation assembled in Chattanooga, and five decades of U.S. sales

Pricing for the 2022 Passat starts at $31,290, which includes a $995 destination fee. Adding Aurora Red Metallic drives the price up by an additional $395. Each car will receive a special number plate to designate its place in the limited production run.


2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition The Passat Limited Edition gets several upscale features. Volkswagen

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