GM plans more full-size EV launches after GMC Hummer EV models

The GMC Hummer EV pickup (SUT) and GMC Hummer EV SUV are the beginning of a massive next-gen EV onslaught at General Motors. Three of these other next-gen EVs will also be full-size models, like the all-new Hummer EVs.

At the Barclays Global Automotive Conference, GM said that it plans to offer 30 all-electric models globally by 2025. 2/3rd or 18 of these EVs will be available in North America, and 5 of them will be full-size EVs. In addition to the GMC Hummer EV pickup and GMC Hummer EV SUV, the full-size EVs coming to showrooms by 2025 would include a Cadillac SUV, another GMC pickup and a Chevrolet pickup.

GM EV future models
GM plans to launch 18 new EVs, possibly including a Cadillac Escalade EV, in North America by 2025.

The Cadillac full-size electric SUV could be GM’s planned posh alternative to the GMC Hummer EV SUV with a totally unique design but a lot of technical similarities. So, expect the same third-gen EV platform, Ultium battery pack options up to 200 kWh, dual-motor and tri-motor powertrain options with up to 1,000 horsepower and an estimated 350+ mile range. Reports suggest that this model would be the first-ever Cadillac Escalade EV.

The second GMC full-size electric pickup will likely be a regular model that is much more affordable and widely available than the GMC Hummer EV pickup. It could be a GMC Sierra EV that goes against the Ford F-150 electric. The same is expected for the Chevrolet full-size electric pickup, which GM refers to as the Chevrolet BET Truck. The Golden Bowtie-badged model could be a Chevrolet Silverado EV. It’s difficult to estimate the pricing at this point, but GM has confirmed that the targeted range for the Chevrolet BET Truck is 400+ miles.

When Ultium EV technology development reaches its peak in the current generation, GM claims that the Ultium-based EVs would go up 450 miles on a full charge. The company is already developing and prototype testing the second-gen Ultium chemistry, which should deliver twice the energy density at less than half the cost of the first-gen Ultium chemistry. The company expects the next-gen Ultium battery packs to be ready for commercialization mid-decade.