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GM plans six-fold increase in 2022 electric truck, SUV production

New details shared with suppliers indicate GM intends to increase production of its electric trucks and a new battery-powered Cadillac SUV to a total of 46,000 vehicles this year, up from a previous plan to build just 7,000 of those vehicles this year, according to information shared with suppliers.

GM told suppliers to its electric Hummer and Chevrolet Silverado trucks to plan for production of 21,000 of those vehicles this year at the automaker's Factory Zero in Detroit, up from the previous plan to build 3,800 vehicles.

GM told suppliers for its Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV to gear up for production of 25,000 of those vehicles this year, up from the previous 3,200 planned, sources said. Barra said last week demand was strong for the Lyriq.
 

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I am not sure how this works with the Silverado EV though as it’s not even due until next year at the earliest. That would be great if it was coming 3-4 months early! Overall though it’s great if they are able to move forward their plans this much.
 

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GM will usually hold vehicles for 1-2 months after initial production to make sure there are no issues. But that could still mean Silverado deliveries 1-2 months sooner than expected if production begins in late 2022.
 

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GM plans six-fold increase in 2022 electric truck, SUV production

New details shared with suppliers indicate GM intends to increase production of its electric trucks and a new battery-powered Cadillac SUV to a total of 46,000 vehicles this year, up from a previous plan to build just 7,000 of those vehicles this year, according to information shared with suppliers.

GM told suppliers to its electric Hummer and Chevrolet Silverado trucks to plan for production of 21,000 of those vehicles this year at the automaker's Factory Zero in Detroit, up from the previous plan to build 3,800 vehicles.

GM told suppliers for its Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV to gear up for production of 25,000 of those vehicles this year, up from the previous 3,200 planned, sources said. Barra said last week demand was strong for the Lyriq.
Great news, GM needs to step on the accellarator to get back into a lead over Ford. What about Bolt, is production ever going to re-start?
 

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Great news, GM needs to step on the accellarator to get back into a lead over Ford. What about Bolt, is production ever going to re-start?
This is all that they mentioned in the article:

"GM is also expected to re-start production of its Chevrolet Bolt EVs. The Bolt line has been idled as GM replaces batteries in existing Bolts under a recall."
 

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In other news: GM To Build New Crossover At Changwon Plant In South Korea

I am intrigued by this statement:

“Korea, a market of early adopters and very technology-focused people, presents many opportunities,” said GM Senior Vice President and GM International President, Steve Kiefer, in a statement. “We will introduce 10 new electric vehicles to this market by 2025, bringing EVs in every price point from entry-level vehicles to performance cars, rugged trucks, capable SUVs, crossovers, and luxury products that our customers know and love,” he added.

Especially "performance cars!"

The rumored EV Camaro?

I'm quite sure many of these 10 will also be sold here in the state side.
 

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In other news: GM To Build New Crossover At Changwon Plant In South Korea

I am intrigued by this statement:

“Korea, a market of early adopters and very technology-focused people, presents many opportunities,” said GM Senior Vice President and GM International President, Steve Kiefer, in a statement. “We will introduce 10 new electric vehicles to this market by 2025, bringing EVs in every price point from entry-level vehicles to performance cars, rugged trucks, capable SUVs, crossovers, and luxury products that our customers know and love,” he added.

Especially "performance cars!"

The rumored EV Camaro?

I'm quite sure many of these 10 will also be sold here in the state side.
EV camaro? Why? I think that would be a huge waste of development dollars... Nobody wants a heavy, 2 door EV, you cannot see out of... (that loses races to Model 3- Y) If it was something ore like the Mach E it might have a chance, but if it's a coupe, its DOA after initial enthusiast interest.
 

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EV camaro? Why? I think that would be a huge waste of development dollars... Nobody wants a heavy, 2 door EV, you cannot see out of... (that loses races to Model 3- Y) If it was something ore like the Mach E it might have a chance, but if it's a coupe, its DOA after initial enthusiast interest.
It's rumored to be a 4 door sedan.
 

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EV camaro? Why? I think that would be a huge waste of development dollars... Nobody wants a heavy, 2 door EV, you cannot see out of... (that loses races to Model 3- Y) If it was something ore like the Mach E it might have a chance, but if it's a coupe, its DOA after initial enthusiast interest.
Why do you think it would lose a race to the Model 3? I see no reason they wouldn't come out with an awd camaro EV trim that could do sub 2.5s 0-60 all day long.
 

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I am glad the OP posted the original Reuters article. The GM Authority article references the Reuters article as it’s source, but the GM Authority article then gets all the numbers mixed up between the different models.
 

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Why do you think it would lose a race to the Model 3? I see no reason they wouldn't come out with an awd camaro EV trim that could do sub 2.5s 0-60 all day long.
Because I understand the engineering behind a 2.5 sec 0-60, and what GM is willing to do when it comes to C rate discharging their batteries, Ain't gonna happen my friend! Also Gm is "FAR" behind in building a lightweight EV chassis, which is what a Camaro EV would need to be. GM would lose a fortune trying to compete agains the Model 3 with a Coupe, hence why Ford went the way they did.
 
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