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Mysterious Electric GM Crossover Appears in Investor Presentation

Mysterious Electric GM Crossover Appears in Investor Presentation

Back in October General Motors outlined its plans for an electrified future. The plans include the launch of 20 electric vehicles by the year 2023, with the first batch set to arrive within 18 months of their announcement. An image has emerged that may shed light on one of the 20 new models.

The above image appeared within a presentation GM CEO Mary Barra gave at the Barclays 2017 Global Automotive Conference in New York. Providing some context, Barra was discussing the company’s electrification strategy when the image appeared.

This particular crossover–which has no branding on it–is allegedly based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV platform. Think of this vehicle as a more traditional crossover SUV with a battery-electric powertrain.

Since the vehicle has no badging on it, it is unclear which GM brand this vehicle may be destined for. From a design perspective, it appears it is possibly a future Chevy model, but Buick too is slated to gain some battery-electric models in the near future.

Barra also confirmed during the presentation that GM will roll out an all-new electric car architecture in 2021. The new platform is expected to reduce costs by about 30 percent thanks to ever-decreasing battery costs, modular construction and integrating the battery into the vehicle architecture.

GM is also expecting electric vehicle range to increase to about 300 miles per charge with its next-generation models.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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