First of GM's Next-Generation BEVs. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – January 13, 2019 At this year’s NAIAS in Detroit, Cadillac revealed its first BEV. This will be the first model derived from GM’s future EV platform. GM announced that Cadillac will be at the vanguard of the company’s move toward an all-electric future. The Cadillac EV’s name and additional details will be revealed closer to launch. Overall, Cadillac said it will introduce new models at the rate of roughly one every six months through 2021. GM’s future BEV platform will be flexible, allowing the company to respond quickly to customer preferences with a relatively short design and development lead time. The Cadillac portfolio will eventually benefit from a variety of body styles that can be spun off this architecture. The most advanced components within this platform are the drive units and battery cells, both of which are being designed for maximum usability throughout GM vehicle lineups in different countries. The EVs can be configured in front-, rear- or all-wheel drive, and the output of their battery systems will be adjustable based on vehicle and customer needs.