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Advancing Transformative Technologies

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Our Path to EV Leadership

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Transformation and innovation have been part of GM’s DNA for more than 100 years.

Today, as we pursue our vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, GM is once again delivering technologies that redefine how people and goods are moved.

Our business growth model is predicated on leveraging leading positions in electrification, hydrogen fuel cell, autonomy and connected vehicles—positions that are enabling GM’s path to EV leadership.

As an example, our new software platform, Ultifi, is made possible by the investments made in GM’s vehicle intelligence platform and position us to scale new software, and services rapidly and securely across our entire fleet. Through software, we expect to unlock new opportunities and experiences for our customers, similar to the way smartphone applications use cameras and sensors to deliver a new communications experience. A vehicle like the Cadillac LYRIQ has up to 15 cameras and more than 100 sensors on board. With Ultifi, we can develop new features and functions that redefine the vehicle experience. This platform is expected to be a key part of our strategy to keep improving our gas-powered portfolio while also helping to create experiences that attract customers to our growing portfolio of electric vehicles (EVs).

Currently our Global Innovation Team is conducting a pilot project for a software-enabled platform, currently internally called Future Roads, which provides risk scoring, crash hot spots and seatbelt usage insights leveraging anonymized vehicle data. With these actionable insights, governments can take more effective and cost-efficient steps to create safer and better maintained communities. Over the next few years, we plan to release additional products such as road weather reporting, pothole locations, road roughness and more.

Everything In

Our advanced propulsion technology platforms present the potential to electrify everything—going well beyond today’s on-road vehicle application. The unique modularity and flexibility of the Ultium platform opens opportunities beyond our own vehicles. Ultium, together with our HYDROTEC fuel cell platform, gives GM the potential to transform a variety of transportation modes into zero-emission products.

In 2021, GM made the following moves to extend all-electric solutions beyond automotive vehicles:

Ultium
HYDROTEC

In early 2022, GM announced plans for multiple HYDROTEC fuel cell-based power generators that provide mobile DC fast charging capability for EVs without imposing on the grid. These HYDROTEC fuel cell generators could ultimately replace gas- and diesel-burning generators with zero-emissions technology in a variety of places, as well as provide backup power during power disruptions.

GM has taken a strategic stake in Pure Watercraft, which specializes in creating all-electric boating solutions. The collaboration is expected to leverage Pure Watercraft’s innovative marine propulsion technology and experience in the commercial marine industry with GM’s battery technology, engineering, supply chain and manufacturing capabilities.

GM and Liebherr Aerospace signed a joint development agreement to co-develop hydrogen fuel cell-powered aeronautics technology. The companies are expected to work toward the creation of an electrical power generation system that demonstrates how hydrogen fuel cell-based power systems could be used in aircrafts.

We have an agreement to supply HYDROTEC fuel cell power cubes to Navistar for use in its production model fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV)—the International® RH Series. The FCEV is expected to receive energy from two GM HYDROTEC fuel cell power cubes.

GM and Lockheed Martin entered an agreement to develop a Lunar Mobility Vehicle to enable astronauts to explore the lunar surface farther than ever before as part of NASA’s Artemis program to send humans back to the moon.

GM and Wabtec Corporation have entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding to leverage our Ultium battery and HYDROTEC fuel cell technologies for Wabtec locomotives.

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