Saturday, July 11, 2020
News GM Electric Truck In The Works Company Says

GM Electric Truck In The Works Company Says

General Motors is planning a full lineup of EVs that will include an electric truck.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra hinted at the possibility of a GM electric truck in a quarterly earnings call with investors yesterday. The news comes on the heels of a massive investment by Ford in EV startup Rivian who’s also planning an electric pickup.

GM had longed been rumored as a possible investor in Rivian, but talks appear to have fizzled after Ford and Amazon confirmed significant investments in the Michigan-based automaker. Why does that matter? Well because the Rivian R1T electric truck the company plans to build would be a direct competitor to this apparent GM electric truck that’s said to be in the works.

Perhaps GM feels slighted by Rivian, or perhaps the EV pickup was always in the works whether or not General Motors invested in Rivian or not. Regardless, Barra’s words are quite clear.

“We intend to create an all-electric future that includes a complete range of EVs, including full-size pickups,” the CEO said yesterday.

Granted no other information was provided and this could just be one automaker telling people what they want to hear, but on the other hand the idea of electric pickups is gaining traction in the industry right now. The R1T is said to have a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds with an all-electric 4-motor powertrain generating 750 horsepower and over 400 miles of range.

No matter what you think of electric trucks, these numbers are nothing to scoff at. It’s only a matter of time before major players in the truck industry like GM begin to work on a competitor.

Trending Now

2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Spec Comparison

Ford does not intend on giving up its crown as the best-selling truck in the world. The proof is in the 2021 F-150. ...

Tesla’s Musk Indicates That Level 5 Fully Autonomous Tech Will be Achieved in 2020

Musk claims that Level 5 autonomy is in the cards this year. Tesla’s Autopilot has yet to live up to its “full self-driving”...

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Starts At $23,795 in Canada

The new Outdoor and top-line Limited will get the 2.5-litre engine. Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist system gains Lane Centring Assist All get a new...

Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback Concept Further Expands Audi’s EV Lineup

New Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback is the fourth Audi electric SUV Expected to arrive in summer 2021 280 miles of range on the...

Americade 2020 Officially Cancelled, Will Return In 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of Americade 2020 in Lake George, New York Americade 2020 organizers officially announced the cancellation of the...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.