General Motors may have let the cat out of the bag with a picture showing what to expect in a few years from a Chevy-Bolt-based crossover.

Or at least so goes conjecture on a document CEO Mary Barra released yesterday discussing greenification of the company’s fleet.

Without badging to indicate Chevrolet or Buick or Cadillac, crossover could carry over the Bolt’s battery and powertrain for range in the middle-200-mile range in a form factor desired most by consumers these days.

The document also goes on to discuss an improved modular chassis for cross-brand EVs GM is to have by 2021. This platform would support things an EV fan would hope for including flexible modular batteries with more energy density and 30-percent lower costs, or maybe somewhere below $100/Kwh at the cell level.

It would also be supported by faster DC charging such as other companies are also developing, and the platform could be used for all brands to turn out EVs of various types

Chevrolet FNR-X Concept.

As noted by InsideEVs, the generic image of a future crossover EV looks a good bit like the FNR-X concept shown at this year’s Shanghai Auto Show in April.

While details at this stage remain the subject of guesswork, not speculative is GM said in October that it would have at least 20 new EV models by 2023.

“General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” said General Motors VP of Product Development Mark Reuss. “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.”

The plan is to start with two new EVs introduced in the next 18 months based on what GM has learned from the Bolt EV, and are likely to share a platform and battery technology.

Following those two, at least 18 more EVs will launch by 2023. GM has already said that it expects to launch 10 electrified vehicles in China by 2020. The 10 for 2020 included plug-hybrids like the Cadillac CT6 Plug-in and the Buick Velite 5 range-extended EV, but some of those ten China-only models will likely be among the 20 EVs that are part of this latest announcement.

So this latest Bolt-based crossover fits right in. And assuming that’s the case, all we need to know now is what’s under the other 19 covers.

InsideEVs