General Motors says it will generate more revenue from electric vehicles in 2025 than crosstown rival Ford Motor Co. brought in from its F-Series pickup line last year.
More importantly, those EVs will be "solidly profitable" by then, GM says, with margins nearly matching those of its internal combustion vehicles. And it plans to build a lot of EVs — 1 million a year at five North American assembly plants, a pace that will require at least three U.S. battery plants to build a total of 1.2 million cells a day.
GM is projecting low- to mid-single-digit margins on EVs by mid-decade, when emissions credits and software and aftersales revenue are included. It expects to generate more than $50 billion in revenue from EVs and $225 billion in total revenue in 2025.