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 3” and 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, and supports GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors.
|Production:||2023MY – Present|
|Driveline:||Skateboard-type, FWD, RWD or AWD|
|Class:||Highly scalable (compact, midsize, full-size)|
|Vehicle Type:||Passenger Cars, Crossovers (CUV)|
The GM BEV3 platform is a global architecture that is 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 architecture features a “skateboard-type” design with the batteries being placed between the wheels (within the wheelbase). It’s also capable of supporting unibody models, such as cars and crossovers (crossover utility vehicles/CUVs). Body-on-frame vehicles (pickup trucks and will be supported by the GM BT1 platform.
|Vehicle||Model Code||Intro Model Year||Assembly Facility 1||Assembly Facility 2|
|Cruise Origin||TBD||2023 (expected)||GM Detroit-Hamtramck||-|
|Cadillac Lyriq||TBD||2023||GM Detroit-Hamtramck||Jinqiao Cadillac (expected)|
|Cadillac Celestiq||TBD||2024 (expected)||GM Detroit-Hamtramck||-|
|Buick small crossover||TBD||2023 (expected)||GM Detroit-Hamtramck||-|
|Buick midsize crossover||TBD||2024 (expected)||GM Detroit-Hamtramck||-|
|Chevrolet midsize crossover||TBD||2024 (expected)||GM Detroit-Hamtramck||-|
|Chevrolet light commercial vehicle||TBD||TBD||GM Detroit-Hamtramck||-|
- This table is an ongoing work-in-progress and will updated as we learn more information about the vehicles that the GM BEV3 platform will underpin.
GM BEV3 platform News
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