Ken Morris, General Motors’ VP of Electrification, recently had a call with media outlets where he stated that the company still has the same ambitious outlook towards its EV timeline. This confused many, as they had previously been reported to delay the Hummer EV launch until next year.
Perhaps there is some very specific word choice being used here, for instance “not cutting” versus “indefinitely postponing.” Specifically with the Hummer, which Morris claims is still on schedule, but also waiting to be unveiled until it can “really do justice” to the model.
We haven’t changed our plans at all, and we’re continuing to be full speed ahead on executing what you saw here on EV Day I can affirm for you that we have not cut any of our spending or activities around the Ultium propulsion system vehicles like the Cadillac Lyriq and Hummer EV.
The Hummer EV (I really want H-E to stick as a code name, if you’re reading Ken), and Cadillac Lyriq will be the first of GM’s Ultium vehicles, launching in the second half of next year.
What’s really exciting is the new secretive vehicle that GM has been keeping behind camera-free doors, and many are speculating is a new electric Camaro. With Ford’s Mustang Mach-E and Dodge’s Electric Charger (JK, that would be too logical of a product for a brand like Dodge), already stirring excitement, it’s time GM unveil an affordable EV sports car.
For one vehicle, we’re even maybe pulling that one ahead based on how the program is being executed right now; we’ve added a lot of things that were not even talked about at EV Day.
Ken recently was interviewed about his extremely ambitious plans for GM’s electric domination. Where he didn’t say how he expects these first models to sell, he did say they plan to sell 1 million fully electric vehicles a year by 2025.