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Will GMC get a full-size electric pickup truck, too?


With the recent EV news smashing into the full-size pickup truck lineup – the latest announcement of which centered around an electric Ram 1500 – it’s normal that questions would be swirling around a potential GMC electric pickup truck.

I mean Chevrolet is getting one, so it just makes sense, right?

Plus, General Motors had previously announced plans to get rid of all light-duty vehicles with tailpipe emissions by 2035. So, we knew it was some kind of nebulous plan for the distant future.

Well, according to Automotive News (subscription required), it is happening – and probably sooner than we thought.

We just don’t know exactly when. Or what it will be called. Or, well, anything.

As Automotive News reported, Duncan Aldred, vice president of global Buick and GMC said a full-size GMC electric pickup truck would arrive in “due course.”

While we don’t know anything concrete, we can make a few assumptions based on previously released info on the electric Silverado:

  • It will likely be built at Factory Zero.
  • It will also share the GMC Hummer EV platform with an Ultium battery.
  • It will have a 400+ mile range.

As for timing, I can’t imagine GMC would want to steal any thunder from the Hummer EV launch, which happens in early 2023, so perhaps late 2023 or early 2024?

The bottom line on a GMC electric pickup truck

Frankly, I think this is a no brainer. Yes, GMC is getting the Hummer EV pickup truck, and Chevy isn’t. But for those GMC loyalists who want an electric pickup truck but can’t afford or don’t want a Hummer – what? They’re going to send them to Chevrolet or (gasp!) Ford or Ram?

I don’t think so.

Now the cat’s out of the bag, expect more GMC EV news soon.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is a syndicated automotive writer. Jill also manages the “Drive, She Said” blog for ChicagoNow and posts reviews to DriveChicago. She is the president emeritus of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. She also serves as a judge for the Automotive Heritage Foundation Journalism Awards. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the Chicago Sun-Times News Group and Pioneer Press Newspapers.

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