Electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer just
for hungry startups. A number of veteran car makers have joined the the EV race, launching various electric car concepts. Some are even promising to develop only all-electric vehicles from here on out. Now, General Motors (GM) announced on Monday its plans to launch at least 20 new EVs by 2023.
“General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” Mark Reuss, GM Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain EVP, said in
a press release. “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.” Image credit: General Motors
GM plans to unveil two new all-electric cars in the next 18 months. These cars no doubt will benefit from the experience GM had developing the
Chevy Bolt EV, which demonstrated the company's dedication to reaching zero emissions. "These aren't just words in a war of press releases," Reuss added, according to . A zero emissions future, GM acknowledged, "will require more than just battery electric technology." Business Insider
Instead, the car maker has been focused on both electric batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. To that end, GM introduced the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS), a four-wheel drive concept vehicle that runs on fuel cells. The SURUS' heavy-duty truck frame is powered by two electric motors, making it an ideal zero-emission vehicle for delivery trucks and even ambulances.