General Motors has revealed plans to go 100 percent electric with its lineup of vehicles.
The automaker confirmed plans to launch at least 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023, with two new models to come within the next 18 months, based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
It will see the Detroit manufacturer throw its full weight behind both battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric in the next decade, although no timeline has been established for the complete elimination of the combustion engine.
“General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” said Mark Reuss, 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.”
GM will be taking a two-pronged approach to electrification, with battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric depending on the unique requirements.
The Bolt EV, which launched for the 2017 model year, features an all-electric range of 238 miles. It is powered by a 150kW motor, coupled with a 60 kWh lithium ion battery.
It is currently the only extended-range electric vehicle in the automaker’s lineup.