Facing pressure from consistent EV output increases from rival Ford, General Motors is reportedly increasing its EV output this year. The planned increase is expected to be a six-fold increase in output of the company’s electric trucks and Cadillac Lyriq.

According to Reuters GM recently shared information with suppliers notifying them of the planned increases. According to this memo, GM will build 25,000 Cadillac Lyriq models this year, up from an original estimate of 3,200. Subsequently, suppliers have been told capacity for the GMC Hummer EV has been increased to 21,000 this year, up from 3,800. GM CEO Mary Barra also recently confirmed GM is increasing its planned EV output for 2022 and 2023 to 400,000 units.

These increases are likely stemming from demand. GM has disclosed it has over 59,000 reservations for the GMC Hummer EV. Barra also stated last week they are seeing “strong demand” for the Cadillac Lyriq, but the company has not disclosed how many reservations it has for Lyriq. GM has also disclosed it has over 110,000 reservations for its 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV.

Another factor in this increase is competitive pressure from cross-town rival Ford Motor Company. Ford is aggressively expanding its EV capacity, announcing it will have the capacity to build 600,000 EV’s in 2023. Tesla and Rivian are also continuing to ramp up production volumes as demand for EVs seems to be high.