GM outlines its path to zero emissions
In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV. They will be the first of at least 20 new all-electric vehicles that will launch by 2023.
“General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors’ Executive Vice President of Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Although that future won't happen overnight, GM is committed to driving increased usage and acceptance of electric vehicles through no-compromise solutions that meet our customers' needs.”
GM says achieving a zero emissions future will require a two-pronged approach to electrification—battery electric and hydrogen fuel-cell electric, depending on the unique requirements.
To that end, GM also introduced SURUS—the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure—a fuel-cell powered, four-wheel-steer concept vehicle on a heavy-duty truck frame that is driven by two electric motors. GM says that with its capability and flexible architecture, SURUS could be used as an emission-free delivery vehicle, truck, or even an ambulance.
Reuss added, “Our strategy is more than just building electric vehicles, and you know we can't just flip a switch and make the world go all electric. We believe in a multi-brand, multi-use strategy to stimulate greater acceptance and use of electric vehicles and electric mobility, and we will continue to make sure our internal combustion engine vehicles will become more and more efficient until we can move everyone to an all-electric future.”