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General Motors Will Make Its Own "Family" of Electric-Vehicle Motors

Tags: electric
DATE POSTED:September 16, 2020

General Motors (NYSE: GM) said that it plans to produce a family of interchangeable electric-vehicle drive components suited for many different vehicle types, adding scale and efficiency to its effort to transition to a fully electric product portfolio.

The move follows GM's announcement in March that it will produce highly flexible battery packs for its upcoming electric vehicles under the "Ultium" brand. Taking the branding one step further, GM said today that its new family of five drive units and three motors will be referred to as "Ultium Drive." 

The idea is that GM will mix and match its own electric motors and single-speed transmissions with the Ultium batteries to produce power for vehicles ranging from tiny commuter vehicles to big pickup trucks and SUVs. 

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Tags: electric