In the same call, Mary Barra also said that GM plans to produce 200,000 to 300,000 EVs across all of its brands this year. GM still plans to transition to a fully electric light-duty fleet by 2035, a mere nine years from now.
That all sounds well and good, but at the beginning of 2024, General Motors, across all brands, only offered six electric cars: the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV, the Chevy Blazer EV, the Cadillac Lyriq, and the GMC Hummer truck and SUV. Both variants of the Bolt are not Ultium-based. It’s also worth noting that GM has had a very difficult time in past years selling any meaningful amount of EVs.
As of now, GM has not released any info as to what the new plug-ins will be or what the exact timeline is. But if it wants to get everyone in an electrified car, it has to start actually shipping models out sooner rather than later.