General Motors CEO and chair Mary Barra will present a keynote speech at CES 2022 in January.
In a statement released Tuesday, CES organizers said Barra will “share GM’s vision for mass adoption of electric vehicles,” in her keynote address and will also ” show how technology and the all-electric era will create opportunities for mobility experiences to serve the planet and the people.” So far CES has confirmed two keynote speakers for the upcoming show, with the other being T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert.
Barra is no stranger to CES. She also presented a keynote speech at CES 2021, showing off a variety of innovative and forward-thinking GM vehicles and concepts.
GM debuted the Cadillac Celestiq and a range of Cadillac mobility concepts at CES 2021 and introduced its new BrightDrop logistics sub-brand. The automaker also showed off BrightDrop’s two first products at last year’s online edition of CES, which include the EV600 delivery van and the EP1 electric delivery pallet.
This year’s keynote speech will largely pick up where last year’s left off, providing an update on the development of future electric and autonomous GM products and reiterating its goal of creating a world with zero crashes, zero road deaths and zero traffic congestion.
“Mary Barra disrupted an industry at an inflection point by showing the potential of an all-electric future,”said Consumer Technology Association CEO, Gary Shapiro. ” We are thrilled for her return at CES 2022 and look forward to hearing the progress GM has made towards an all-electric future and its vision for how this technology will benefit our planet.”
GM’s modern-day electric vehicle ambitions started at CES back in 2016 when it debuted the production-ready version of the Chevy Bolt EV. It’s not clear what GM has in store for CES 2022, although it’s likely we’ll see one of its future EVs make its debut at the event. GM will launch 30 new EVs globally by 2025, including a battery-electric version of the Chevy Silverado and a variety of electric crossover models for its Buick, Cadillac and Chevy brands.
So far more than 180 companies from the automotive, transportation and vehicle tech industries have committed to CES 2022, including GM, Daimler AG, Fisker, Hyundai Motor Company, Toyota and Waymo, among others. The show will kick off on January 7th, 2022.