At Liberty Buick GMC Trucks we are always thinking about what the cars of the future might be like. Last month GM gave us a peek at what to expect.
GM and LG Electric will work together on a long-term basis to design future electric cars. This is the first major collaboration between an auto maker and a consumer electronics giant. You’re probably familiar with LG Electric for its forward-design appliances: televisions, refrigerators, washers and dryers. Teams of LG Electric and GM engineers will work together on key electronic components and vehicle design. Once production starts, LG Electric will then become GM’s major electronics supplier for the cars.
- Quiet – They will be amazingly quiet—no noisy internal combustion engine anymore. Maybe just the low hum of a servo. Imagine what that will do for congested city streets. And your sound system.
- Reliable – They will be more reliable—no fuel pump issues, GPS mishaps, or AC malfunctions.
- Cost Efficient – They will be more cost efficient—no gas, no oil changes, no tune-ups.
Eventually, they will look a lot different—car designers will move away from the requirements needed to accommodate the gasoline engine. Your car may look more like your living room. (Add the LG Electric flat screen and fridge, you’ll be all set.)
Driving will be a different experience—electric cars have a lower center of gravity and better performance, so driving your Buick LaCrosse or, yes, your GMC Sierra, will feel more like driving a sports car!
Ready to plug-in right now? Despite recent success with a few test cars, we’re still a few years away from a range of choices in the electric category that will fit the needs of many different auto customers. GM and LG Electric did not indicate a timetable for the R&D phase of their new project. However, it’s probably safe to assume most of us will be driving battery-powered cars before stricter emission standards take effect in 2025.
And someday you’ll be able to tell your grandkids about tanking up at the service station.
Looking for the latest innovations in today’s models? We are always happy to help you pick the vehicle that’s right for you at Scott McCorkle’s Liberty Buick GMC Trucks. Come see us at 9028 East Independence in Matthews 28105, or for more information, visit us at www.clickliberty.com, or call 888-306-1908.
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