For example, the 256 kW engine will be at the heart of the Hummer EV.
GM revives the Hummer brand in EV form
General Motors has unveiled a new electric motor that will power its future electric cars, including the Hummer EV. GM isn’t a spring chicken when it comes to EVs, given that it has been selling the Chevrolet Bolt EV since 2016, but the problem is, it’s also stuck with outdated EV tech, but that’s from where this new engine comes in as it will. power the beastly Hummer EV which will launch later this year. It takes advantage of its Ultium technology which is a family of technologies for its batteries and motors. At the Mackinac Policy Conference, GM President Mark Reuss unveiled three new engines that will also power the Hummer EV. There is a 180 kW front-drive permanent magnet motor, a 255 kW front-drive and rear-drive permanent magnet motor, and finally a smaller 62 kW all-wheel-drive assisted induction motor.
“Twenty years of developing electric drive systems and over 100 years of high-volume vehicle engineering are helping GM make the rapid transition from conventional vehicles to electric vehicles. Our vertical integration into this space, encompassing both hardware and software, allows us to control our own destiny and a significant competitive advantage, ”said Reuss.
These three engines will meet an assortment of needs for models with different horsepower and torque requirements. For example, the 256 kW engine will be at the heart of the Hummer EV. GM has also said the electronics will have 50% less mass and volume than what is found in most electric vehicles and will have 25% more capacity.
“GM engineers also developed software for Ultium Drive’s engine controllers, which is essential to meet the propulsion needs of various types of vehicles with a minimal set of components. These engineers, based at GM’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, Global Propulsion Systems in Pontiac, Michigan, and Milford Proving Ground, are among the approximately 11,000 members of the GM product development team currently working in development. of software. GM added in a statement referring to the new Ultium drive motor controller that will also debut with the Hummer EV.
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