GM Announces It's Going Full Electric
October 4th, 2017
General Motors has made the announcement it plans to go 100 percent electric earlier this week, according to NBC News.
As of now GM only offers the Chevrolet Bolt EV but there are plans to add two others in the next year and a half, with at least 20 scheduled for the line-up by 2023. The company is also developing a new truck platform powered by hydrogen fuel cells, named Surus which is short for Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure. GM isn’t alone with this announcement. All Volvo models launched after 2018 will use either hybrid or pure battery-electric drivetrains. Volkswagen AG every model sold by its various brands like Audi, Bentley, and Lamborghini will be offered with at least one battery-based drivetrain option.
But GM said it’s taking it a step further. The goal is to abandon the internal combustion engine entirely. At some point in the future, all of its products will draw power either from batteries or hydrogen. Last year, all forms of electrified vehicles accounted for not even 3 percent of the U.S. new vehicle market so the question now is will consumers accept this change?