It’s one of General Motors CEO, Mary Barra’s most iconic quotes. And we’ll paraphrase it: there will be more change in the automotive industry over the next five years, than we have seen in the last fifty years.
That statement speaks volumes, but as we make our way through the ‘010s, it’s certainly fitting thus far. Ride sharing and car sharing services have sprung up to make mobility easier; electric vehicles are somewhat commonplace; autonomous driving no longer seems out of reach, and connectivity is greater than it ever has. Remember, you can get wi-fi in an entry level Chevrolet Cruze now. That’s something to think about.
Barra sat down with Wired for an in-depth interview to discuss the change that is unfolding before, and of course to state how she plans to lead GM into the future during such changes.
And all of that begins with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the first mass-market EV with over 200 miles of range, and a price point of around $30,000 after federal tax credits. Have a listen to what Barra has to say right up above.