March 4, 2020 / 5:32 PM / a month ago

GM launches advanced electric batteries to power its EVs

(Reuters) - U.S. automaker General Motors Co (GM.N) on Wednesday launched Ultium, a battery with higher capacity and fast charging capabilities, to power its upcoming line of electric vehicles.

The Detroit-based company said most of its new electric vehicles will have Ultium’s 400-volt battery packs, while its truck platform will have 800-volt batteries.

Popular brands owned by GM such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick will be launching electric vehicles this year.

Reporting by Amal S in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel

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