The industry is abuzz with electric-car plans and General Motors won’t be left out of the news cycle. CEO Mary Barra recently gave a presentation at the Barclay Global Automotive Conference where she detailed the automaker’s electric future in greater detail.
CarScoops reported on Thursday that the presentation also included a better descriptor buried in the slideshow presentation. A slide shows the nine derivatives GM’s new electric-car architecture will support between 2021 and 2023. From the slide, here’s what’s coming from GM in the near future.
- A compact five-passenger SUV
- A luxury five-passenger SUV
- A “shared” self-driving vehicle
- A light-commercial vehicle
- An “expressive” luxurious “low-roof” car
- A “low-roof” car
- A small SUV
- A compact crossover
- A luxury compact crossover
- A seven-passenger SUV
- A luxury seven-passenger SUV
Where the future product will slot into various brands is unknown. The “luxury” descriptor could mean either Cadillac or Buick, while the more general descriptions could apply to Chevrolet or GMC. What’s clear is that GM will scale this new platform to suit multiple vehicle types. And, of course, we’re most excited to hear more about this “expressive” low-roof car, which could be a sporty electric vehicle for Cadillac or Buick.