GM shows 13 electric vehicles as it tries to run with Tesla

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors rolled out plans for 13 new electric vehicles during the next five years as it trying to refashion itself as a futuristic company with technology to compete against Tesla.

The company on Wednesday touted an exclusive new battery technology that could propel some of the vehicles as far as 400 miles (644 kilometers) on a single charge.

At an event at its technical center near Detroit, GM executives said the new vehicles would be built using modular chassis and drive systems for manufacturing simplicity. GM will be able to profitably build trucks, cars, SUVs and an autonomous shuttle, the company said.