General Motor’s hosted its first ever virtual Solutions Summit on August 25th, 2020. The virtual event gave participants the opportunity to learn about the latest updates on the products and services that GM offers. Guests had exclusive access to video content about the full GM vehicle lineup and information on new core features as well as learning more about the future of General Motors Electric Vehicles.
Kicking off the virtual summit, Ed Peper, U.S. Vice President, GM Fleet, welcomed guests and re-affirmed to them that customers can “count on us at GM Fleet, we are the one constant in an ever changing world and we will be there for you. We can offer you tailored solutions to address the unusual circumstances the Corona Virus has left in its wake.”
Marry Bara, Chairman and CEO, GM talked about GM’s investment in fleet, remaining committed to their vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. GM believes that government and commercial fleets will play a major role in achieving this future vision. Barra spoke of GM’s commitment to electric vehicles and highlighted the automaker’s Ultium battery system that was revealed in March. The Ultium battery system delivers increased range with lower cost and depending on the vehicle, the battery system can deliver a range of up to 400 miles on a full charge. Some of the electric vehicles GM plans to unveil will be the EV Hummer, LYRIQ crossover EV and Cruise Origin EV. GM is also working with third parties to develop a robust charging ecosystem to encourage greater adoption of EV’s. GM’s holistic approach targets charging at home, at work and in public locations.
Barra finished her comments with information about how GM’s Onstar Business solutions offers safety services, vehicle insights, data services and Wifi connectivity. Fleet customers can learn more by visiting https://virtualsolutionssummit.gmfleet.com/service/1.
Mark Reuss, President, GM, spoke about the company’s existing product lineup as well as on developing mobility solutions for the future. Reuss discussed the ways in which GM is working towards making their portfolio as efficient as possible using 3D printing and parts consolidation, aerodynamics, powertrain technologies and lighter materials.
Steve Carlisle, Executive Vice President and President, GM North America took attendees through GM’s current product lineup. Carlisle spoke about GM’s all new SUV line which includes the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, Escalade, Yukon AT4 and Yukon Denali XL. He made special mention of the next generation Tahoe which is available in two law enforcement packages. The first in the Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit vehicle which is designed for high speeds and dynamic capability. The second is the Chevrolet Tahoe Special Services Vehicle which features off road and towing capabilities.
Carlisle touched on GM’s EV lineup, specifically the Bolt EV. Over 5,800 bolt EV’s are currently in fleet operation across the United States. GM is offering turnkey solutions to help fleets get an EV fleet up and running, through leveraging GM’s inhouse knowledge and infrastructure relationships.
The virtual solutions summit also included a virtual expo with many suppliers for attendees to discover the products and services that can help keep their organizations moving forward.
Those who were not able to attend the virtual solutions summit live can visit GM’s virtual solutions summit website to gain access to all video’s and content. Go to https://virtualsolutionssummit.gmfleet.com/home for more.