In a recent interview with The Detroit Free Press, Barra said her family will soon add a GMC Hummer EV to their small collection of GM vehicles when it enters production at the GM Factory Zero plant later this year. She’s also among the 216,000 people to have raised their hand to receive a 2023 Cadillac Lyriq and will add the vehicle to her garage once production begins at the GM Spring Hill Assembly plant in 2022.
Barra said that despite being the CEO of GM, she still tries to play fair and sign up to receive the vehicle as if she was another customer – although her contacts helped ensure she was on the waiting list to receive the GMC Hummer EV early.
“I think it’s important for me to demonstrate our product, but I signed up like everyone else for the Hummer,” Barra told the Free Press. “When we started the Hummer, we overloaded the internet, so I was texting the head of GMC Buick and I managed to get on the list.”
As she revealed in the summer, Barra also has a Chevy Bolt EUV company car that she uses as her daily driver. This vehicle is currently subject to the automaker’s battery fire recall and, like all other Bolt EV and Bolt EUV models, could need to have its battery module replaced at some point pending an analysis.
“I’m driving a Bolt EV. I’m loving it,” Barra also told the Detroit-based newspaper. “When people get to drive an electric vehicle, I think they’ll find that they’re not giving anything up, in fact they’re getting it, the customer experience is great.”