General Motors released its annual sustainability report on Tuesday, and the automaker reaffirmed its commitment to building even more Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars this year.
The automaker said that in response to global demand, production will increase at the Orion plant in the fourth quarter of 2018. North America should see a greater supply of Bolt EVs late this year, but GM will ship some of the additional cars to South Korea to fill demand as well.
Additionally, GM also reconfirmed 20 new electric cars coming by 2023 for global markets. The latter portion of the commitment likely means the U.S. won’t see all 20 electric cars in the pipeline. We do know that quite a few of the planned cars will be Cadillacs, according to previous comments. However, GM said there will be “at least” 20 new battery-electric vehicles, which means we could see even more EVs on the global stage, likely for China.
The sustainability report also spoke of greater fuel efficiency as GM works towards an all-electric future and its goal to run its entire business on renewable energy by 2050.