General Motors is gearing up to bring an impressive 30 new all-electric models to market worldwide by 2025, two-thirds of which will be sold in North America. Naturally, Buick will be part of the all-electric blitz, with new Buick EV models GM Authority expects will account for one-third of the brand’s U.S. lineup in five years’ time.
Before the end of the 2025 calendar year, at least two new Buick EV models will hit the North American market. Both models will be new crossovers, including a new compact EV crossover, and a new midsize EV crossover.
|ICE / BEV||2021 MY ICE||2021 MY BEV||2025 MY ICE||2025 MY BEV|
|Buick Compact EV Crossover||BEV||x|
|Buick Midsize EV Crossover||BEV||x|
|Buick Encore GX||ICE||x||x|
|Buick Envision GX||ICE||x||x|
Both of the forthcoming Buick EV models will utilize General Motors’ latest Ultium technology. Further details are sparse, but GM has indicated that one of the models will offer “more conventional crossover proportions that [maximize] interior space and cargo,” while the second will offer “more expressive proportions with a greater emphasis on form and athletic fashion.”
With this in mind, it’s believed that one of the Buick EV crossovers will be designed as a practical, everyday vehicle. Meanwhile, the other Buick EV will be a high-end model with a greater emphasis on performance and styling.
Under the skin, the new EVs will utilize the BEV3 dedicated EV architecture, while General Motors’ Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system will add the requisite technical panache in the cabin.
Of course, North America isn’t the only region where electrified Buick models will be sold – in China, for instance, Buick already offers the Velite 6 with both all-electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Then there are the mild hybrid versions of the GL6 and Excelle GT, as well as the Velite 7 EV crossover, similar to the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EUV, but with a Buick badge, and is slated to go in sale in China soon.