General Motors has just showcased the highlights of its Ultium EV architecture during a mobility event in South Korea, where it presented an updated roadmap to achieve an all-electric future with its triple zero vision in the Asian country.
The automaker participated in the 2023 Daegu International Future Auto & Mobility Expo (DIFA) held from October 19th to 21st in the city of Daegu, South Korea, where it exhibited the technological leadership and benefits of the Ultium EV architecture, the central axis of the company’s strategy for a zero emissions future. GM Korea says the automaker is looking to accelerate the popularization of the Ultium architecture to exclusively produce electric vehicles in the near future.
“Now is the time for innovation in transportation to respond to climate change,” said President of GM Technical Center Korea (GMTCK), Brian McMurray. “Based on the upcoming changes that technology will bring, GM is pursuing a strategy to gradually reduce the production of internal combustion engine vehicles for the lives of customers and society, and to produce only electric vehicles with no exhaust gas emissions in the near future,” he added.
The advantages of the exclusive Ultium architecture for all-electric vehicles, along with the future of virtual engineering, were the main topics that GM presented at the 2023 DIFA, which represents the seventh edition of the South Korea automotive industry’s annual event focused on mobility solutions of the future such as zero-emission vehicles, autonomous driving and next-generation vehicle design.
In fact, the company revealed the technological advances in virtual engineering that allow it to accelerate the development of future electric vehicles, in addition to the strategic role that the South Korean subsidiary’s engineers play in GM’s global electrification strategy. It also gave a preview of future electric vehicles based on the Ultium architecture that it plans to introduce to the local market – including the Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EV and BrightDrop Zevo 600.
The modular Ultium EV architecture was created through the collaboration of GM engineering teams around the world targeting the global market, designed to be used in a wide variety of segments and applications from rational daily vehicles to high-performance halo cars. As such, the Ultium architecture is the tip of the spear and an important competitive advantage for GM to lead the implementation of future mobility technologies.