General Motors (GM) Korea has announced plans to launch up to 10 electric vehicles (EVs) in Korea within the next three years.
GM Korea CEO Kaher Kazem revealed the plans during an online press conference on Wednesday, which form part of the automakers broader plans to launch 30 EVs worldwide by 2025.
“GM Korea will pursue an EV market growth strategy in line with GM’s EV market portfolio to expand customer options and experiences,” he said during an online press conference at The-K Hotel in Seoul. (via The Korea Times)
The first two models to launch in Korea will the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, which are expected to go on sale in the second quarter of this year.
That is despite the fact that GM has not manufactured even one new Bolt EV or EUV since August last year.
Earlier this month the automaker announced another extension of the production line shutdown following a fault in the vehicle’s batteries which can cause the car to catch fire.
During the press conference, Kazem said GM Korea’s facilities, which currently manufactures internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, will be transitioned to build only EVs.
Kazem also confirmed the hands-free driver assist system known as Ultra Cruise will launch in 2023, first appearing under the Cadillac brand name.