General Motors is planning to roll out up to 20 all-electric vehicles over the next six years, including two new EVs in the next 18 months, said reports.
“GM believes the future’s all electric,” company product development chief Mark Reuss said at the Design Dome on GM’s Warren Tech Center, just north of Detroit.
The announcement follows similar plans revealed by major automakers around the world. Volkswagen Group, which last year was the world’s top automaker, has said it will offer 80 new electric vehicles by 2025, and will electrify its entire fleet by 2030.
The 20-plus vehicles will include those with batteries, such as the Chevy Bolt, and fuel-cell vehicles that combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity. GM has been developing its fuel cell system with Honda since 2015.
Mark Reuss, EVP, Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM said, “General Motors believes in an all-electric future. 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.”
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