GM Committed To Zero-Emission Future, New Announcements Forthcoming6
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.
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EVERY car manufacturer is “committed” to electric cars. Called PR/ marketing spin. What I want to see is ACTUAL, REAL-WORLD RESULTS. No more talking, just do it.
So if GM under Ms. Mary Barra is so committed to electric as the wave of the future, then why are most of the future electric product portfolio only slated for China? Stop making excuses, Mary, and no more marketing bs. DO IT.
You are quite wrong! The Chevy Volt and Bolt EV are for the U.S, market, yet few actually buy them because U.S, drivers want to burn gasoline. China has a mandate to limit gasoline and Diesel vehicles, so China citizens have to buy electrics. GM is making cars for them because they want EVs! and with a pea-brain President applying tariffs, GM has to manufacturer new EVs locally in China for their market. If he was really a businessman, Trump would had promoted local EV production and exports.
If you can use your similar pea-sized brain to convince U.S. buyers to buy electrics, then the local market will grow. Barra knows what she has to do.
“Zero crashes” will never happen unless the human drivers improve their driving skills. If money talks, then adding a heavy (in thousands of dollars) to any human that causes a crash will reduce that plenty! Collisions are called “accidents” because the driver is not asking to crash voluntarily but make them pay will also make them more conscientious to avoid crashing. That is why automakers add features to protect drivers, but that isn’t enough.
What do you think there doing? Gm-Honda new joint venture battery design for us market. New battery chassis design for us market. Two BEV car’s in 18 months, gm has told people this.
Zero emissions is certainly within reach the next decade or so. Zero congestion and crashes. That is fantasyland talk. Until we as a race become perfect there will always be computer glitches, human error and the human population just keeps growing not shrinking so congestion will never disappear unless they start shipping people to moon colonies or something.
I would buy a Bolt in a New York minute if it had adaptive cruise control. It is incomprehensible to me that Chevrolet would have this feature available on the Volt, but not on presumably more advanced Bolt……………and now this article touts GM’s leap into providing additional alternative fuel vehicles. Does anyone have any information on if/when GM plans to add this feature?