GM opens wide application of EV components program Business Journal Daily


DETROITGeneral Motors today announced its strategy to offer EV technology beyond its own portfolio and automotive applications to include a broad network of components and support programs.

This approach will allow GM to extend its reach to a broader and more diverse group of commercial customers, helping organizations meet growing demand for zero-emissions technologies while meeting their own sustainability goals, the automaker said Wednesday. .

“GM has an established strategy, network of integrators and co-development agreements to apply a wide range of components and solutions to a wide range of customers and use cases,” said Travis. Hester, vice president of electric vehicle growth operations at GM. “As companies in many industries seek to reduce their environmental impact, GM is uniquely positioned to lead not only through exciting new electric vehicles across all of our brands, but also through additional technology applications, and we look forward to bringing customers – existing and new – with us on our zero emissions journey.

The company estimates that the market for electrification components could approach $20 billion by 2030, as a growing number of industries introduce their own emission reduction targets.

Here are examples of the initial EV component sets that GM will begin to introduce:

Chevy Performance and Aftermarket: The upcoming Electric Connect and Cruise eCrate package represents an exciting opportunity for GM to extend electric vehicle technology to the aftermarket, allowing customers to work with qualified installers through GM’s specialty electric vehicle modification program who have been properly trained to replace a vehicle’s traditional internal combustion engine with an all-electric propulsion system. GM’s proof-of-concept electric conversion vehicles include the E-10 pickup, K-5 Blazer-E, eCOPO Camaro and Project X built in conjunction with Cagnazzi Racing’s eCrate Solutions group. Today, an electrified 1972 El Camino SS, developed with Lingenfelter Performance Engineering in Brighton, Michigan, represents the first independent installation of the eCrate concept package and boldly ushers in the next generation of Chevrolet Performance EV components as the program prepares. to be launched in 2022.

GM Powered Solutions: GM Powered Solutions will begin introducing custom electric component packages and identify opportunities that could benefit from electrification, while integrating the latest EV technology into custom applications. This effort will expand the company’s commitment to an all-electric future across its current GM Marine, On-Road, Off-Road and Industrial segments and help enable other companies to meet their own emissions targets using GM EV components and systems. Additional information on GM Powered Solutions is available here.

Ground support equipment: In a strategic collaboration with Textron Ground Support Equipment Inc., a Textron Inc. company, GM will supply electric vehicle components to electrify the TUG™ line of baggage tractors, cargo tractors and belt loaders from Textron GSE. GM will supply the technology to Powertrain Control Solutions, which will integrate the components into lithium-ion electric powertrains for TUG equipment, helping to electrify ground support equipment for use at airports around the world.

marine propulsion: In addition to supporting existing GM Marine customers, GM’s strategic investment in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based electric watercraft company, represents an opportunity to bring electric vehicle technology to the marine industry and help preserve the enjoyment of the outdoors for future generations. Together, the two companies will develop and market battery-electric personal watercraft to accelerate the transition to electric mobility.

Additional programs include GM’s Hydrotech Fuel Cell Co-Development Commitments and Agreements, Ultium Platform Applications and Co-Development Agreements, Ultium Charge 360, BrightDrop and Software Platform Ultimate.

Going forward, the company will seek to implement the latest EV technologies, regardless of battery generation or chemistry, to electrify a wide range of applications across all industries.

“Our customers will benefit from GM’s extensive network of resources, support and experience as an electrification innovator,” said Hester. “As we advance our Ultium platform and other zero-emissions technologies, we anticipate smaller, more affordable and more flexible components and offerings over time.”

Additional information and specific product applications for each opportunity will be disclosed at a later date.

Pictured: GM Ultium charger. (Source: GM)

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