For many automakers, the future is electric. At General Motors, it’s full speed ahead. That was the resounding takeaway during CEO Mary Barra’s presentation at the Barclay Global Automotive Conference. The slideshow itself made its way onto the internet, and we’ve uncovered an intriguing image buried within it.
After perusing the documents, we stumbled upon an image of an unbranded electric crossover. The image appears on the slide “Leveraging Existing BEV (battery-electric vehicle) Platform To Expand In The Near Term,” so it’s safe to say this product isn’t far out. We know GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles in the next 18 months, and one of them is bound to be a Buick. However, we think this mockup looks more like a Chevrolet.
Ahead of an all-new electric-vehicle platform slated for introduction in 2021, GM will introduce a third electric car by 2020. The two electric cars coming in the next 18 months and this third vehicle will also share basic underpinnings with the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
As for the image itself, we think it looks maybe, potentially a tad larger than the Bolt EV, but the design looks like an evolution of Chevy’s mass-market electric car. For all we know, this could simply be a placeholder in a presentation, but we’ll know for sure in the coming months.