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Thursday January 14, 2021

At CES … General Motors unveils electric models and …

General Motors revealed 7 upcoming electric cars during the CES 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, where cars play an important role in this virtual event for this year.

Today, GM CEO Mary Barra stepped onto the virtual stage to showcase the many innovations from the automaker.

But, the most exciting moment came when Michael Simcoe, Vice President of Global Design, gave us a brief teaser of four unprecedented innovations of upcoming electric vehicles.

Simcoe stands with seven shaded EVs behind, three of which can be identified as the upcoming 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV (far left).

Also, a Cadillac Lyric (second left) for 2023. A GMC Hummer pickup in the middle for 2022.

So what are the other four mysterious cars? We have some guesses.

Simcoe states that GM’s new Ultium Drive platform will come in three major architectural configurations used across the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands.

Of the four cars not previously seen, the Cadillac sedan on the right received an official announcement from General Motors. This model will be called “Celestiq”.

The car maker, Cadillac, described the “Celestiq” as an allelectric and extremely luxurious.

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GM showed off the Cadillac Celestiq for the first time to a group of reporters at an EV Day event in early 2020. But it has not released any photos yet.

The car is supposed to be a companion to the Cadillac Lyric, which was unveiled in August.

Both cars build on GM’s Ultium EV platform, which powers a wide range of vehicle types and sizes, including the GMC Hummer electric and the new BrightDrop delivery vehicles.

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Cadillac Celestiq includes allwheel drive, fourwheel steering, and a fully panoramic glass roof that Cadillac takes to the next level by making it a standard adjustable roof.

The car manufacturer describes the roof as being made of smart glass, which allows each passenger of the car to set its own level of transparency.

Cadillac Lyric has sparked interest due to the 33inch curved LED screen for the infotainment system. And it seems that it intends to add a bigger screen in Celestiq,

Cadillac previously described Lyric’s display as having the highest pixel density available in the automotive industry today and can display more than a billion colors, 64 times more than any other car in the automotive industry.

Cadillac Celestiq will likely include Super Cruise, GM’s advanced handsfree driver assistance system that includes driver monitoring.

Of the remaining three mysterious cars, Simcoe states that the two to the left behind Lyric are new Buick crossover models.

It is likely to be classified under the subbrand Buick Velite, which is popular in China. We initially thought the farthest car on the left looked the same as the Chevrolet Corvette, but the resemblance is probably just a coincidence.

The car is indistinguishable on the far right, but the attached light strip is very futuristic and the roof line looks like a coupe. As for the vehicle on the righthand side, we can take an educated guess by saying that it looks like the upcoming Chevy electric pickup truck, which was only briefly teased before.

New company

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During the keynote speech at CES, General Motors announced electric models, and a new business activity is the creation of a new business company called BrightDrop.

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This company BrightDrop will operate a light commercial electric truck called the EV600.

The EV600 will be available in late 2021 with FedEx Express as the first customer.

General Motors says the car has a driving range of 250 miles.

Meanwhile, another company product will be a capsulelike electric pallet dubbed EP1.

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“BrightDrop offers a smarter way to deliver goods and services,” said Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of BrightDrop.

“We are building on our vast experience in the field of electricity, mobility applications, information technologies and fleet management, with a new onestop shop solution for commercial customers to move goods in a better and more sustainable way,” she added.

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