The primary electrical autos based mostly on Common Motors’ Ultium structure are headed to clients.
GM on Friday confirmed that the primary buyer 2022 GMC Hummer EV had been accomplished, in addition to supply of the primary BrightDrop EV600 vans to buyer FedEx. In each instances, GM met its beforehand introduced timelines to launch these autos by the tip of the yr.
Manufacturing for Hummer EV and different upcoming EVs will probably be at GM’s Hamtramck plant within the Detroit space, now known as Manufacturing facility Zero following a $2.2 billion overhaul. Pre-production autos began rolling off the meeting line final month. GMC is now constructing autos slated for patrons and confirmed through press launch that deliveries will start imminently.
In Version 1 launch kind, the Hummer EV boasts three motors producing a mixed 1,000 horsepower and 1,200 pound-feet of torque, which is able to get the truck from 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds regardless of a curb weight of simply over 9,000 kilos, GMC says. That curb weight additionally exceeds the restrict for obligatory EPA testing, however GMC quotes a 329-mile vary. Pricing begins at $112,595, however inexpensive variations and a GMC Hummer EV SUV are scheduled to comply with the Version 1.
First BrightDrop EV600 vans delivered to FedEx
BrightDrop is a brand new GM standalone enterprise initially centered on electrical business autos. Vans are being made at a Canadian plant, and offered by the model’s personal dealership community, which began to take kind this month. A brief-wheelbase EV410 variant is scheduled to begin development on the identical manufacturing facility in 2023.
GM introduced the BrightDrop EV600 in January, and confirmed the beginning of manufacturing in September. On the time, GM mentioned FedEx would have the primary vans in time for the vacation season. Contemplating that it solely delivered the primary 5 vans on December 17, nonetheless, it appears to have reduce issues pretty shut.
Common Motors’ BEV3 platform and Ultium batteries
The Hummer EV pickup and EV600 van are the primary manufacturing autos constructed on GM’s Ultium element set. Ultium relies across the automaker’s large-format NCMA battery technique, but additionally encompasses a brand new motor household, and what GM claims is an business first wi-fi battery administration system.
Subsequent up is the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electrical SUV, which will probably be constructed on the Spring Hill, Tennessee, manufacturing facility that after made Saturn autos. Manufacturing is scheduled to begin within the first quarter of 2022.