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"CarScoops reported on Thursday that the presentation also included a better descriptor buried in the slideshow presentation. A slide shows the nine derivatives GM’s new electric-car architecture will support between 2021 and 2023. From the slide, here’s what’s coming from GM in the near future."

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/11/flowchart-depicts-gms-future-electric-car-portfolio/

Looking at the chart, it looks like GM will be following the industry trend towards SUVs/CUVs. That's good news for those looking for an Equinox replacement. It also looks like there will be larger 5 and 7 passenger SUVs. I'm not sure where GM is going for those of us who are Volt owners. The chart shows two sedans, an efficiency vehicle and an "expressive" vehicle. I expect the former will be a Prius competitor the later a Model 3 or Model S competitor. What is not clear from the chart is it the future is all electric or a combination of electric and extended range electric. If all electric, it could mean the Volt will disappear. I hope not because the extended range EV makes a lot of sense for ordinary people.

A glaring omission is the absence of any pickups. GM is currently selling about 3/4 of a million pickups a year. I would be shocked if GMs' electrification plans do not include pickups because not offering electric pickup could mean ceding market share to other manufactures.
 

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I honestly think Tesla's semi announcement is to set them up for a pickup. Think of which customers you need to get loyalty of before they would consider a pickup from you? There is a lot of image behind pickup buyers, and something like a big rig could really prop them up for that.

Thanks for the chart. I like some of the names; "low roof car". I wonder if the LCV is a mail truck or something. Looks like a luxury and non luxury version of the same (or similar) vehicle first. Fun times.
 

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I honestly think Tesla's semi announcement is to set them up for a pickup. Think of which customers you need to get loyalty of before they would consider a pickup from you? There is a lot of image behind pickup buyers, and something like a big rig could really prop them up for that.
Heh. Wait until you see the promo photos. You'll see how precient this statement is.... :D
 

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LCV is probably a light commercial vehicle on a uni-body type platform. An adaptable van type vehicle like a Transit, probably.
I'm pretty sure this presentation was about their all-electric lineup - BEV's - that will be built on their two new uni-body skateboard BEV platforms. I suspect they also have a large list of hybrid and plug-in hybrid products to announce going forward - mostly in full-sized frame-based utility vehicles. I would not be surprised if they add the RWD Voltec plug-in drive train now used on the CT6 to the Silverado and Tahoe RWD and AWD product lines. That would give them electrification in all their major product lines and would kick both power & fuel economy way up and provide great towing capacity.

I don't know if most people understand the magnitude of EV commitment this presentation represented. By 2026, at least 1 million EV's per year. That is at least 10% of their total global annual production. That means converting several plants to all-electric production and adding or adapting other lines and several other plants to build both (like the Bolt/Sonic combo line). To reach that goal, GM must pour $billions in R&D, re-tooling, engineering, and training starting NOW, and by 2021, they have to win over ALL of their dealers and get them trained, tooled, and engaged in EV sales and service. Dealers will have a choice - buy into the EV future or drop your franchise and don't sell GM products.

The days of the EV being kept in the back lot are over. The days of the "flammable" Volt hysteria are over. The EV-is-just-a-fad debate is over. We're here....As Mark Reuss said, "The future is all-electric".
 

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Ahhh!!! My mind is exploding with all the new EV news in the last 48 hours. My pleas for a Subyukonade have been heard!!!

Large SUV has to be a Tahoe or Suburban
Lux Large SUV has to be an Escalade

Heading outside in the freezing cold to do a naked happy dance...
 
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