General Motors' ambitious electrification plans are finally about to become more than just talk.
Starting with the GMC Hummer EV pickup and a commercial delivery van this year, GM aims to show its full-throated commitment to electric vehicles with an increasingly rapid-fire succession of launches that will put at least 20 battery-powered vehicles into its North American lineup by the end of 2025.
Powering those vehicles will be GM's proprietary Ultium batteries, which were developed with LG Chem and offer 60 percent more power than the batteries in the Chevrolet Bolt, GM has said. Ultium's large format, stackable, pouch-style cells have more flexibility and optimal battery energy storage. The 2022 Hummer pickup, the first Ultium-powered vehicle, will have a GM-estimated 350 miles of range on a full charge.