General Motors (GM) promises to ramp up EV production after shipping just 49 Hummer EVs since January.
From January to June, GM shipped 36,322 EVs — about 2.8% of 1,295,186 new vehicles sold during the period.
Detroit-based automaker blamed battery module availability as the big issue in terms of production figures.
GM CEO Mary Barra admits that EV manufacturing is a new challenge for the ICE legacy automaker.
General Motors has promised to ramp up its Electric Vehicle (EV) production in the second half of 2023 after shipping just 36,322 EVs from January through June — about 2.8% of 1,295,186 new vehicles sold during the period.
From January to June, General Motors, still battling with supply chain issues and manufacturing EV challenges, sold just 4 GMC Hummer EVs and 2,316 units of the $59,000 Cadillac Lyriq luxury EV SUV.
Speaking on the sales decline, GM President of North America Rory Harvey blamed battery module availability as the big issue in terms of production figures.
But he noted that the brand is coming “up to speed on battery capacity and building momentum and I anticipate a lot more EVs being built in the second half of this year than the first half of this year.”
Last month, GM CEO Mary Barra, while speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, admitted that EV manufacturing is a new challenge for the ICE legacy automaker.
“We’re ramping and we have some growing pains because it’s not only once you make the battery cells, then you gotta put it in modules and then you gotta make the pack for the cars,”.
“It’s all new manufacturing, we’re working with different suppliers and I have people in suppliers trying to get it up and running,” she continued.