Cadillac And Buick To Go All Electric By 2030
Buick and Cadillac will be GM’s first two brands to drop internal combustion engines altogether and go electric.
In a report by Automotive News, the two brands are reportedly going to be GM’s first brands to go 100% electric. GM’s scaling up its electrification plans, with goals of its whole light-duty fleet shifting to EV by 2035. Cadillac and Buick will be the first, with full electrification to come in 2030, a mere eight years away.
Right now, GM’s a bit light on electrified offerings, only the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, GMC Hummer are on sale, with the Chevy Silverado EV and Cadillac Lyriq arriving at dealers soon. Next year should see a fleet of new electric vehicles, in the form of the Chevy Blazer EV, Chevy Equinox EV, Cadillac Celestiq, and more.
Most of these vehicles use the GM Ultium platform and Ultium batteries, except the Bolt twins. The Ultium is the cornerstone of GM’s electrification plans, making up the vast majority of all GM’s electrification plans. In fact, the current plant that produces the Bolt EV and EUV is being retooled to make Ultium platform trucks. That retooling will cost $7 billion, and a nearby battery manufacturing plant is part of GM’s plan of four plants dedicated to building Ultium batteries.
We aren’t completely sure what Buick and Cadillac’s all-electric future will be. Buick’s Wildcat EV concept is to be a sign of what forthcoming EVs could be. The automaker also has several full EV options in China, but its full electrified models for North America remain yet to be seen. Regardless, Buick and Cadillac will be electric by 2030.
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