GM offered more details on its “Ultium” battery platform, saying the technology would power a family of five interchangeable drive units and three motors. This would allow Ultium to be used in a variety of vehicles and settings, from low-cost micro EVs to high-performance electric sports cars.
- Like other EV companies, including Volkswagen’s and Tesla GM is positioning its EV battery architecture as a platform that can be used in different vehicles.
- GM plans to build 23 new electric vehicles by 2023.
- Ultium, which is a joint venture between GM and battery manufacturer LG Chem, is expected to power a series of vehicles from other carmakers, including Honda and Nikola.
- Tesla's widely-expected “Battery Day,” where the automaker will show off its improved battery technology, is scheduled for next week.