General Motors has gone on the record multiple times to push its belief for zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. As pie-in-the-sky that may be, the U.S. automaker remains committed.
On the zero-emissions front, GM announced plans for 20 new electric cars by 2023, and Alan Batey, GM North American President, said we should expect announcements soon.
“We’ll actually be making some announcements in the not-too-distant future and showing you some enhancements to the range and that will continue,” he told Automotive News in an interview published Monday.
He added the commitment to zero emissions means even the U.S. will begin to see alternative-fuel vehicles. AN specifically asked how many of the 20 electric cars the U.S. will receive. Batey did not directly answer the question. More than likely, most of the electric cars will be for China, where the government continues to push “new-energy” vehicles.
Batey also tied the future electric cars to new ideas for future vehicles in general. When asked about Ford’s potential plans for new vehicle segments, like a Mach 1 electric performance crossover, the executive said GM wants to reimagine the car of the future.
“Things evolve,” he said.
Chevrolet reportedly showed off an electric performance vehicle at its dealer meeting this year.