We already knew General Motors’ plans to roll out 20 new battery-electric vehicles by 2023. Specifically, GM also said it would launch two new electric cars in the next 18 months. However, now we know those two electric vehicles will be based on Chevrolet Bolt EV technology.
Ken Kelzer, GM’s vice president of global vehicle components and subsystems, said in his address at the SAE International WCX World Congress Experience that the two battery-electric cars will come from the Bolt EV’s learning and tech, according to Automotive News.
Two specific products come to mind for the near-future electric cars. The first is a rumored Buick EV based on the Bolt EV. We heard about such a car last year, and Buick plans to show an Enspire EV concept later this month. The concept vehicle could foreshadow Buick’s own electric car.
The second is a performance-oriented electric vehicle from Chevrolet. A dealer source spilled details on the vehicle during Chevrolet’s national dealer meeting earlier this month. To the source, the vehicle also looked like a crossover.
A slew of new electric vehicles would firm GM’s EV portfolio up in the near future. That’s especially true if new intel suggesting the next-generation Bolt EV won’t arrive until 2025 proves true.