GM Cancels CES EV Reveal

GM had planned to debut a new electric vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show early next month, but that’s now not going to happen, says a new report. Instead, it’ll be ready to show off sometime in the first half of the year.

“We had a plan to go to CES and frankly we can’t go to CES without putting our best foot forward and we could not get the models done that we wanted to get done with the strike, frankly,” GM spokesman Tony Cervone told Motor Trend.

“We had a plan, we worked like hell,” he said, but as the automaker wasn’t prepared to cross picket lines, there wasn’t enough time to get the vehicle ready for CES. And they weren’t ready to present a vehicle that wasn’t ready, especially one this important.

“We want to do it right because we’ve got a very powerful story to tell,” CEO Mary Barra told MotorTrend in an interview.

Barra wouldn’t say what the vehicle was but said that it would focus on electric vehicles and autonomous technology. That could mean that it’s the Cadillac electric that was promised during the reveal of the XT6, possibly with an updated version of the company’s Super Cruise hands-free driving. When will we get to see it? No firm date was given, but Barra did say sometime in the first half of 2020.