This year,is looking into increasing electric and SUV by over six times the previously planned numbers, as per information shared with suppliers, said a report.
Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra told investors last week that the automaker was planning to increaseof electric , with the goal to deliver 400,000 units in North America in 2022 and 2023.
Details revealed to suppliers show thatplans to boost manufacturing of electric trucks and a new battery-powered SUV to 46,000 this year. This is a significant increase over initial plans to build only 7,000 this year.
is also expected to restart Bolt . The Bolt EV line is currently inactive while replaces the batteries in its existing Bolts under a recall.
“As we have said, we have announced battery cell and assembly capacity investments that will give us more than 1 million units of EV capacity in North America by the end of 2025,”said in a statement on Tuesday. “We now have teams working to accelerate all of our upcoming EV launches, and our target is to deliver 400,000 EVs in North America over the course of 2022 and 2023.”
has instructed electronic and suppliers to plan to produce 21,000 this year at its Factory Zero located in Detroit. This is up from the earlier plan to build 3,800 .
The automaker also hasfor almost 59,000 EV pickups and SUVs, Barra said last week. The company holds for over 110,000 electric pickups due to begin next year.
For‘s Lyriq electric SUV suppliers, the manufacturer gave instructions to make 25,000 units this year, a jump from the initial 3,200 planned.
is responding to both consumer demand and pressure from its competitor Ford Motor Co., the report said.
Ford has announced plans to increase EVcapacity to 600,000 per year in 2023. The company started the delivery of electric Transit vans this week, and plans to start delivering electrical Lightning pickups this spring.
In the meantime,is preparing to begin at its second U.S. assembly complex in , and EV startups Rivian and Lucid Group are also ramping up .