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Monday, 16 May 2022 15:31

GM Benchmarking Tesla Model Y as It Aims to Beat Tesla as Top EV Maker

Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs

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Not long ago, it was reported General Motors was benchmarking Tesla's Model S Plaid performance sedan. Now, the automaker is reportedly benchmarking the Tesla Model Y as well.

Automakers benchmark competing vehicles all the time, as they should. GM has made it abundantly clear time and time again it plans to surpass Tesla as the top EV maker. To do that, it will need to quickly launch more electric cars and SUVs and ramp up its production efforts. However, it has to produce EVs people are compelled to buy.

 

Tesla has found more success than any other automaker when it comes to EVs. Moreover, it has somehow managed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the related chip shortage and other supply chain constraints, some of which are a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, other automakers are struggling.

 

If GM is, in fact, benchmarking multiple Tesla vehicles, it would further prove the company is taking additional strides to live up to its future goals. If GM can learn not only how to produce more popular EVs, but also how to manufacture and deliver them in high volume amid global catastrophes, its goals of catching up with Tesla could be seen by many as much more realistic and attainable.

 

Teslarati covered the story, citing a tweet by Twitter user Brillianture, which shared the original story published by GM Authority.

 

According to General Motors, it will bring some 30 new EVs to market by 2025. The automaker has said that one major facet of its plans to top Tesla includes offering less expensive electric car options. Included in these upcoming models is an Equinox EV, along with models GM says will be even cheaper than the compact crossover.

 

While the Tesla Model Y is expensive, it's the most successful EV crossover in the U.S. in terms of...


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