GM also showed off a brand new electric vehicle platform equipped with a new battery called Ultium. Similar to Volkswagen’s so-called MEB platform, the GM system is designed to be modular to accommodate various types and shapes of vehicles.
General Motors stated:
GM’s new Ultium battery is unique in the industry because large pouch batteries can be stacked vertically or horizontally within a battery pack. This allows engineers to optimize battery energy storage and layout for each vehicle design.
The range of uranium energy options is 50 to 200 kWh, which can bring the GM estimated range to 400 miles or more with 0 to 60 mph acceleration down to 3 seconds when fully charged. The internally designed motor will support front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and high-performance all-wheel drive applications.
Uranium-powered electric vehicles are designed for Class 2 and DC fast charging. Most will have 400 volt battery packs and fast charging capabilities up to 200kW, while our truck platform will have 800 volt battery packs and 350 kW fast charging capabilities.
Many of GM’s electric strategies have been exposed. The automaker said it plans to release 20 electric nameplates by 2023 and will soon release two of them: the unnamed Cadillac EV crossover in April and the GMC Hummer EV in May. Coming soon will be Cruise Cruise, a shared electric self-driving car jointly developed by Cruise [most of General Motors’ subsidiaries] and Honda.