General Motors is stepping up its game in the all-electric vehicle segment in a big way, with “at least” 20 new EV models slated to arrive by 2023. Now, GM has revealed plans for its future Chevrolet EV models.
The revelations come by way of GM’s 2019 Sustainability Report, which was released Thursday. The report looks at several aspects of GM’s push in the EV space, including an upcoming flood of future Chevrolet EV products. Among these is a new midsize SUV, which is expected to ride on the new BEV3 platform.
The BEV3 architecture debuted earlier this year as GM’s global third-generation EV-centric platform, with a flexible design that will underpin multiple brands and segments.
The report also indicated the arrival of a future Chevrolet EV pickup truck, which will offer more than 400 miles of range on a single charge. This vehicle is expected to ride on GM’s BT1 platform, which is also designed specifically for all-electric vehicles, but is instead focused on the pickup truck and SUV segments, unlike the car-focused BEV3 platform. BT1 will also underpin the upcoming GMC Hummer EV pickup.
Finally, the report indicates the release of a new Chevrolet Bolt model which will feature distinct SUV styling inspired by the new Chevrolet Blazer. What’s more, this particular future Chevrolet EV will offer the automaker’s Super Cruise driver assistance feature, making it the first vehicle outside of the Cadillac brand to do so.
We can only assume that when GM hints at the debut of a new Chevrolet Bolt model, the automaker will in fact release two vehicles, namely the refreshed Bolt EV and the new Bolt EUV, the latter of which will be larger and more practical, although both will be based on the BEV2 platform.
What’s more, we know that the Super Cruise hands-free driving tech will be available on as many as 10 vehicles by next year, with upwards of 22 vehicles adopting the tech by 2023.