Posts from ‘General Motors’
This week Buick took the wraps off a dramatically styled pure-electric concept car and also announced that it is committed to becoming a fully electric brand by the end of the decade. Buick says it will bring its first all-electric vehicle to market by 2024, and that future Buick EV products will use a brand name from Buick’s past: Electra. Buick also unveiled a redesigned version of its familiar tri-shield logo, and says the new emblem will debut on its production vehicles starting next year.
By Jim Flammang
Not many automobile engines warrant a biography. Ford’s Model T four-cylinder is one of them. So is Volkswagen’s air-cooled rear engine, which powered what once seemed like zillions of original Beetles.
What is BrightDrop? Simply put, it’s a recently formed company that’s poised to be significant player in the highly competitive EV-delivery-vehicle and logistics industry. Per the company’s press releases, “BrightDrop is a new business reimagining the commercial delivery and logistics industry for an all-electric future. Its portfolio of electric vehicles, smart containers, and software are designed to decarbonize last-mile deliveries and reduce congestion for a smarter, more sustainable future. BrightDrop is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors. For more information, visit gobrightdrop.com.”
General Motors provided a sneak preview of a forthcoming pure-electric Chevrolet compact SUV in conjunction with the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2022) in Las Vegas. The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV is expected to go on sale in the fall of 2023, with a starting price of around $30,000.
For 2022, the Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover will be available with just one engine–a 1.5-liter turbocharged four. A brawny turbo 2.0-liter engine was previously available, but it seems demand for the bigger mill was light–it was dropped after the 2020 model year.
From January through July of this year, General Motors’ Chevrolet division sold almost 22,000 Bolt EVs. That’s a solid performance, good enough to rank third among all EV models sold in the U.S. during the same period. But impressive as the Bolt’s sales may or may not be, know this: The Bolt isn’t even close to being GM’s best-selling EV. Read on…
The Lordstown Endurance is a battery-electric pickup truck developed by Ohio-based electric-vehicle startup Lordstown Motors. Yet to see regular production, the Endurance is unique among electric vehicles in that it is designed to use hub motors instead of axle- or transmission-mounted motors, thus eliminating the need for a transmission, traditional axles, or half shafts.
This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.