General Motors recently announced a wide variety of new electric vehicles at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including highlights like the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV, the Chevy Equinox EV, and Chevy Blazer EV, as well as new concepts like the Cadillac InnerSpace luxury AV. Now, according to a recent study, U.S. consumers expect battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to offer a driving range over the 500-mile mark.
According to the recent Deloitte 2022 Global Automotive Consumer Study, consumers in the U.S. expect fully electric vehicles to offer as much as 518 miles on a full charge before they will consider a purchase. Meanwhile, in South Korea, consumers expect a driving range of 397 miles, while German consumers expect a driving range of 383 miles, Southeast Asia consumers expect a driving range of 305 miles, Indian consumers expect a driving range of 277 miles, Japanese consumers expect a driving range of 260 miles, and Chinese consumers expect a driving range of 258 miles.
The Deloitte 2022 Global Automotive Consumer Study is based on data collected from more than 26,000 consumers in 25 countries. The data was collected between September and October of 2021. The sample size for driving range expectations includes 735 consumers in China, 1,129 consumers in Germany, 861 consumers in India, 630 consumers in Japan, 709 consumers in South Korea, 5,004 consumers in Southeast Asia, and 927 consumers in the U.S.
As General Motors progresses towards a transition to all-electric powertrains, the automaker is making significant strides towards increasing EV driving range. For example, when the Chevy Bolt EV was first released for the 2017 model year, it offered an estimated driving range of 238 miles per charge. By comparison, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 features an estimated driving range of 329 miles, while the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition features an estimated driving range over 300 miles. Even more impressive is the recently unveiled 2024 Chevy Silverado EV, which features an estimated driving range of 400 miles.
Meanwhile, General Motors is currently developing its second-generation Ultium batteries, which are expected to deliver between 500 and 600 miles of range.