As battery technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, big (and traditionally conservative) automakers are starting to outline their plans for electrification. The latest is General Motors, which wants to have two new pure electric vehicles on the market within the next 18 months.

Along with a fresh pair of battery-electric vehicles based on the Bolt platform, the team at GM is planning an onslaught ahead of 2023. Expect to see at least 20 pure-electric vehicles from GM brands in the next five years. Along with the pure electrics, expect to see a range of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles emerging.

With this in mind, the company has also announced the Silent Rover Universal Superstructure, or SURUS. Although we don't have any images of this mysterious platform, we do know it's powered by two electric motors and a hydrogen fuel cell, and could form the foundation for vehicles like delivery trucks or ambulances. We've reached out to GM for more information, so stay tuned.

"General Motors believes in an all-electric future," says Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Although that future won't happen overnight, GM is committed to driving increased usage and acceptance of electric vehicles through no-compromise solutions that meet our customers' needs."

Source: GM