For its part, GM said its five Ultium Drive engines (packed with a single-speed transmission) will make electric vehicles lighter and more efficient. This is because the power electronics are built into the drive assemblies, which reduces their mass in half as power increases. This also makes it easy to expand the range of Ultium engines and batteries to high-production vehicles such as pickup trucks and high-performance electric vehicles.
The company will develop the motors along with its next-generation electric vehicles in order to keep everything in-house. Future cars using the technology could include the newly announced Cadillac Lyriq luxury SUV, The Hummer EV Coming next month, the next generation Bolt EVLateness Until next year) and intersection Bolt EUV Coming in the summer of 2021.