GM BEV3 Vehicle Platform
The GM BEV3 platform is a global General Motors vehicle architecture designed to underpin unibody electric vehicles (EVs). BEV3 stands for “Battery Electric Vehicle, Generation 3” as the architecture replaces the BEV2 platform. The BEV3 architecture was officially announced on March 4th, 2020 during the GM EV Day briefing in Warren, Michigan. It is designed to utilize GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors.
|Production:||2023 MY – present|
|Driveline:||Skateboard-type, FWD, RWD or AWD|
|Class:||Highly scalable (compact, midsize, full-size)|
|Vehicle Type:||Passenger Cars, Crossovers (CUV)|
|Related:||GM BT1 and GM BEV Prime|
The GM BEV3 platform is a global architecture that’s also highly flexible. GM says that it is capable of supporting a wide variety of vehicles, particularly cars, crossovers, and commercial vehicles with “outstanding design, performance, packaging range and affordability” factors.
The BEV3 architecture features a “skateboard-type” design with the batteries being placed between the wheels (within the wheelbase). It’s capable of supporting unibody models, such as cars and crossovers (crossover utility vehicles/CUVs). By comparison, traditional body-on-frame vehicles like pickup trucks and SUVs will be supported by the GM BT1 platform.
A more premium variant of the BEV3 platform, called BEV Prime, is currently being developed to underpin luxurious and sporty vehicles such as the upcoming Chevy Corvette Electric Sedan, Corvette Electric SUV, as well as two forthcoming Cadillac electric sedans.
|Vehicle||Model Code||Introduction Model Year||Assembly Facility 1||Assembly Facility 2|
|Cadillac Lyriq||L233/L233||2022||Spring Hill, USA||Jinqiao Cadillac, Shanghai, China|
|Cruise Origin||A100||2023||GM Detroit-Hamtramck, USA||TBD|
|Cadillac Optiq||L232||2024||Ramos Arizpe, Mexico||Jinqiao Cadillac, Shanghai, China (expected)|
|Cadillac Symboliq||L234||2025||Spring Hill, USA||Jinqiao Cadillac, Shanghai, China (expected)|
|Cadillac Celestiq||L246||2023||Warren Tech Center, USA||-|
|Chevrolet Equinox EV||C223||2023||Ramos Arizpe, Mexico||TBD|
|Chevrolet Blazer EV||C234||2023||Ramos Arizpe, Mexico||TBD|
|Buick Electra E4||TBD|
|GMC Terrain EV||TBD|
|GMC Acadia EV||TBD|
GM BEV3 Platform News
Money on the hood, both literally and figuratively.
The first Ultium-based vehicle in the Asian country will be the Cadillac Lyriq.
Roughly two months later than originally planned.