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GMC Considering Electric Pickup Truck

GMC Considering Electric Pickup Truck

Earlier this month news broke Ford Motor Company is working on an electrified pickup truck. Now GMC is joining in on the electric truck bandwagon, saying they too are considering such a product.

In speaking with The Detroit News GMC executive Duncan Aldred said when asked about an electric truck, “Certainly, it’s something we’re considering.”

Assuming GMC moves from just considering an electric truck to actually producing one, it will join the unnamed Ford electric truck, Rivian R1T and an unnamed Tesla product. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated the company’s electric truck will arrive sometime after the upcoming Model Y SUV.

It’s entirely unclear when GM would be in a position to launch an electric truck. The company has already announced its new BEV3 architecture, which will allow the company to build electric products of nearly any size and segment, but it isn’t clear if that unibody architecture is suitable for pickup truck duty.

GM has stated numerous times that its BEV3 architecture will begin underpinning production vehicles in 2021. Most recently the company showed off CGI images of an upcoming electric Cadillac SUV that will launch on BEV3 sometime after 2021.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. adk024
    Seems it would be a lot easier for GM to utilize their eCOPO project for truck duty. 700hp, 600lb-ft.
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