Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Storage - January 7, 2022
General Motors To Sell More EVs
General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra outlined how the company will offer a new pickup EV along with two SUVS that are also electric vehicles in a virtual keynote at CES 2022.
Headlining GM’s CES 2022 is the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, a full-size pickup. The Silverado EV will be available in two configurations, an RST First Edition and a fleet-oriented WT model. The Silverado EV will offer an expected GM-estimated 400-mile range on a full charge.
GM also announced it is increasing the number of EVs and will sell a Chevrolet Equinox EV SUV with an estimated MSRP starting around $30,000 in the U.S. as well as a larger Chevrolet Blazer EV SUV. Both Equinox EV and Blazer EV will be available in 2023. These three products will place Chevrolet EVs in the industry’s two largest segments and one of the fastest-growing segments in the U.S.
GM is working to build an EV movement beyond its retail business through the BrightDrop ecosystem, the Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Truck, and even component sales for commercial and recreational vehicles. Customers planning to place fleet orders include FedEx and Walmart (BrightDrop EV600) as well as Enterprise and Quanta (Chevrolet Silverado EV).
“Technology driven by purpose will change the world,” said Deborah Wahl, GM global chief marketing officer in a statement. “GM is redefining how people and goods are moved. Our commitment to a vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion has positioned us to lead. As we implement our growth strategy, we have an opportunity and, frankly, an obligation to create a better future for generations to come. GM’s Ultium Platform means we no longer need to imagine a zero-emissions future; we can start building it.”