GM Announces Ultium Drive
Sept. 21, 2020—General Motors' next wave of electric vehicles will be powered by Ultium Drive, a family of five interchangeable drive units and three motors. According to a press release, Ultium Drive will help the automaker transition its current lineup to a fully electric one.
Ultium Drive will combine electric motors and single-speed transmissions, generated by Ultium battery cells. General Motors will lead the design and development of these new technologies which the company hopes will cut down on production costs and save on vehicle design.
“Making motors, transmissions, driveline components and systems are among GM’s best-known competencies, and our manufacturing expertise is proving not only transferable but advantageous as we make the transition to EVs,” said Ken Morris, GM vice president, in a press release.