With the latest Bolt battery crisis and a likely deteriorating relationship with LG Chem I am leaning towards a delay in Hummer Ev deliveries. While GM may or may not deliver the first couple as planned in the fall, I would think quality control on the battery supply is going to be "extremely cautious"(with individual inspections on each cell, and high rejection rate), and deliveries will start very slow. I had been thinking GM would deliver between 1000 and 1500 HummerEv's in 2021, I am now assuming that number will drop dramatically, perhaps around 100? GM put out a video yesterday where Plant Manager Jim Quick and EVP of Manufacturing Gerald Johnson discuss the HummerEV Launch. They seem to softly mention production by the end of the year, and deliveries in 6-7 months. I think this was recorded in early July, as the video matches a video GM posted dated 7-2. Note timestamps 5:40, and 8:15
There is lot's to like about this video and the information contained, however I say once again GM executives seem too scripted, and stuffy. IMO, this Bolt thing is a full on crisis at GM, not only expensive, but also sews fear and doubt about GM's ability to transition efficiently to EV's. Mary Barra has some work to do in public relations to soothe nerves, and get the wheels back on the car so to speak, and the sooner the better.