GM unveils a new electric vehicle platform and battery in bid to take on Tesla


General Motors laid out its electric vehicle strategy on Wednesday, showcasing roughly a dozen products as part of a broader attempt to convey to investors how serious it is about embracing its electric future.

In addition to showing off nearly a dozen vehicles, GM revealed an all-new electric vehicle platform with a new battery called Ultium. Much like Volkswagen’s so-called MEB platform, the GM system is intended to be modular with the goal of fitting into a variety of vehicle types and shapes.

According to GM:

GM’s new Ultium batteries are unique in the industry because the large-format, pouch-style cells can be stacked vertically or horizontally inside the battery pack. This allows engineers to optimize battery energy storage and…

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