General Motors, the American auto giant, has promised an electric full-size pickup truck, which will come after its Hummer EV and electric Chevrolet Silverado. This development is coming at a time that major automakers are finally paying attention to electric trucks.
The third all-electric pickup from GM is part of the company’s $27 billion push into the electric segment. It will see 30 electric GM-branded vehicles released all over the world by 2025. That same year, GM projects it will sell more than 1 million EVs. By 2035, all its lineup will be electric.
Head of Global GMC Duncan Aldred revealed the third electric truck during an online event, stating that the vehicle was already in an advanced planning stage. Aldred expressed confidence that the electric truck would do well in the market: “Do we feel confident about our ability to win in that environment? Absolutely, we do. I think we’re already showing our excellence in terms of electrification; we’ve done that through Hummer EV.”
The truck remains nameless, although it may likely carry the Sierra branding, essentially making it the electrified version. The hint came from the covered render of the vehicle shown at the digital media event.
GM’s third truck will likely be a traditional pickup instead of the lifestyle-themed GMC Hummer EV.
The new truck will compete in what is becoming a crowded space. Tesla has been teasing its Cybertruck, with rumoured reservations pegged at over 1,000,000 units, while Rivian is getting ready its R1T electric pickup. Ford has accrued more than 100,000 reservations for its F-150 Lighting, its electric take on its popular ICE F-150 series. Other startups, including Lordstown Motors, have also revealed their own electric trucks.
GM announced the Hummer EV last October, as it resurrected the defunct Hummer brand. Deliveries will start later this year. It will sell for between $80,000 and $110,000.
The electric Silverado was confirmed earlier this year.