Will an electric GMC Sierra battle the electric Ford F-150?
Electric trucks are coming. Tesla and Rivian announced plans for an electric pickup, and Ford said it will build an electric version of the F-150 at some point. Now, it looks like GMC might be joining the race.
A senior executive at GMC said an electric truck is possible. “Certainly, it’s something we’re considering,” Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC, told the Detroit Bureau.
When it comes to electric trucks, all eyes are on the Rivian R1T, which debuted at the Los Angeles auto show in November. The model is expected to deliver more than 400 miles (644 km) of range with the largest battery. Tesla has not yet detailed its pickup, but CEO Elon Musk has said it will arrive right after the Model Y small utility. Ford has provided no clues as to when its all-electric F-150 will come out.
It’s also unclear when GM will introduce a potential electric truck. It’s possible, like with Ford, that we’ll see these electric trucks way down the line when all vehicles on the road become electric. But there’s also a chance it will come sooner than we think. GM is preparing a new electric architecture expected to arrive by 2021. A Cadillac will be the first vehicle to sit on the new platform. By 2023, GM wants to introduce at least 20 new electric vehicles.
Source: The Detroit Bureau