Common Motors is arguably probably the most charged of the legacy automakers—the corporate plans to launch 30 new battery-electric autos by 2025 throughout a variety of segments, all utilizing its next-generation Ultium platform.
Charged is happy to announce that GM’s Engineering Technical Chief for Excessive-Voltage Battery Packs will ship a keynote deal with at our upcoming Digital Convention, on Apr 7, 2022 at 2:15 pm EDT.
Within the presentation, titled “Engineering GM’s Ultium Platform: Battery Pack Flexibility to Energy EVs Throughout Broad-Ranging Segments,” Mr. Oury, who has 22 years of expertise in automotive product growth, will focus on the engineering of the Ultium platform, and clarify the way it was designed with the flexibleness to accommodate all the pieces from efficiency vehicles to SUVs to pickups to business autos.
In a latest video from the Autoline Community, John McElroy explains how the legacy automakers made what he calls “a strategic error.” Once they first developed EVs, they shoehorned electrical powertrains into present fuel fashions to make what got here to be derisively known as “compliance vehicles.” Now the businesses are lastly getting critical about promoting EVs, however most are repeating the identical mistake—adapting ICE platforms to EVs so as to save on growth prices and keep away from ending up with stranded property. Ford, VW, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, Renault, Peugeot—all have modified oil-age platforms and rebranded them as EV platforms.
The exception is GM, which determined just a few years in the past that it wouldn’t “pussyfoot round,” as John places it—Ultium is a clean-sheet platform particularly designed for BEVs, and all GM’s new EVs are based mostly on it, from the Hummer to the BrightDrop supply van.
Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to Andy Oury clarify the technical particulars of one of the superior EV platforms within the business. Register right here—it’s free!
Different confirmed keynote shows embrace on the Charged Digital Convention:
Tesla’s Engineering Surprises: Mannequin S Plaid Expertise Deep Dive
On this session, Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro will focus on the newest findings of his firm’s teardown of the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid, together with deep dives into the motors, batteries and electronics, in addition to a comparability to different EVs lately analyzed, such because the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Sandy is a extremely partaking speaker, and his teardown talks are full of insights about automotive manufacturing.
Volvo Penta’s Transformation From Diesel Engine Provider to Full ZEV Answer Supplier
On this session, Volvo Penta’s Zeyd Okutan will focus on the corporate’s electrical driveline options and the strategic strategy it has chosen to affect the non-highway phase, knowledgeable by its lengthy expertise with diesel engines.