GM showcase HUMMER EV, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Cadillac LYRIQ in UAE
General Motors announced 13 new Electric Vehicles will be launched in the Middle East by 2025, starting with the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac LYRIQ. All three models were showcased at GM’s Exhibit Zero Arabia event recently at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
GM Africa and Middle East’s goal is to deliver the broadest range of EVs in the region across its Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac brands – from trucks and sedans, to luxury vehicles and high-performance machines.
Supporting the company’s vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, GM’s EV leadership is driven by its modular propulsion system and a third-generation global EV platform powered by Ultium batteries. GM’s Ultium-based EVs, when produced, will be capable of 0 to 100 kph acceleration in approximately 3.0 seconds, along with a driving range of more than 600 km on a single charge, depending on the vehicle. Ultium has already reduced battery costs by 40% and as EV adoption rates and production increases rapidly through the decade, costs will continue to come down.
To support the company’s global vision, earlier this year GM announced plans to invest USD$35 billion through 2025 in electric and autonomous vehicles, and will launch more than 30 new EVs globally.
Autonomous vehicles are also part of the immediate future, thanks to Cruise Origin. The UAE will be the first market outside North America to deploy Cruise. A fleet of Cruise Origin autonomous vehicles will begin operation in Dubai from 2023, in partnership with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority, with the potential to scale up to 4,000 vehicles by 2030.
Exhibit Zero Arabia also showcased what the future of mobility might look like in the Middle East in the not-so-distant future with an innovative immersive CGI experience.
Working with Alanoud Al Hashmi, CEO and Founder of The Futurist Company in Dubai and Bipolar Studio, a bespoke CGI production studio in based in Los Angeles, GM presented an immersive production of a future cityscape and desert oasis, reflecting what life might be like in Dubai, Riyadh or Doha in the near future and an ode to building a better tomorrow for all – connected, electrified, sustainable and powered by GM’s technology.
The Chevrolet Bolt EUV will be the first to launch in the Middle East in January 2022. The GMC Hummer EV is expected to arrive in the region after next year’s summer, while the Cadillac LYRIQ, the luxury brand’s first EV, should make it to our shores in mid-2023.