The auto industry has taken a hard hit from the coronavirus pandemic, sales plunging to recession levels, production disrupted and as many as a third of the products originally scheduled to debut this year pushed back, some into 2021.
Despite the disruption, General Motors intends to stay on track with an aggressive program scheduled to bring 20 battery-electric vehicles to market by 2023, including not only the Cadillac Lyriq but also the GMC Hummer pickup and a broad range of SUVs.
“The company has made this program a key priority,” said GM’s battery chief Tim Grewe. “We have put safety procedures in place so we don’t experience delays” in the actual launch of upcoming BEVs. “I don’t see any reason why they should” fall behind schedule.
Read the article at The Detroit Bureau.