。 The car maker said the battery will power a family of five interchangeable drive units and three motors, collectively known as & quot; ultium drive & quot;, which will help GM transition to an all electric future. < / P > < p > General Motors vice president of autonomous and electric vehicles program Ken ‘GM has already made transmissions for many well-known automakers, and manufacturing motors, transmissions, driveline components and systems is one of GM’s most well-known competitiveness. Manufacturing expertise has proven to be not only transferable, but also advantageous in our transition to electric vehicles,’ Morris said in a statement. &Quot; < / P > < p > ultium platform is designed to be flexible and flexible, with the goal of ultimately supporting vehicles of all types and shapes. In this way, it is similar to Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix, also known as the MEB platform. For example, ultium is expected to provide the basis for GM’s upcoming Hummer pickup and SUV, luxury Cadillac lyriq SUV, electric vans, and two electric vehicles produced by the automaker in cooperation with Honda. < / P > < p > GM said the ultium drive would be more responsive than its internal combustion engine counterparts, with precise torque control and smooth performance. The platform’s five motors will have industry-leading torque and power density for a variety of different types of vehicles. GM said ultium drive will also reduce costs through integrated cabling and other things. GM said the integration of parts and functions also makes it easier for ultium drive to expand into GM’s future electric vehicle lineup, citing its digital nervous system, launched last year, which enables in-flight software updates like smartphones. < / P > < p > previously, General Motors said it reduced the amount of wiring in the electric vehicle architecture currently used by the Chevrolet bolt by about 80%. It is hoped that this will reduce the cost of battery cells to less than $100 / kWh and allow GM to gain more revenue in the process of expanding the production capacity of electric vehicles. < / P > < p > GM is on a $20 billion all electric future, including a $2.2 billion revamp of its first fully dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant. Last week, the automaker bought a stake in Nikola, an electric car start-up, sparking another round of speculation that GM could spin off its electric car business, which is estimated to be worth as much as $100 billion. Global Tech