GM will add a full-fledged electric pickup truck to its GMC product line, the latest in a series of EV product announcements by the automaker last year, to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles worldwide by 2025.
The EV pickup was shared in a slide deck during the media presentation and was later confirmed to Biomedarticles. Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC, didn’t give any further details about the vehicle or when it might go into production.
The GM brand plans to start production of its GMC Hummer EV as early as the fourth quarter of this year. Manufactured at the company’s ZERO facility in Detroit and Hamtramck, the GMC Hummer EV has a range of 350 miles, 1,000 horsepower and torque of up to 11,500 pound feet at a starting price of $ 80,000.
The announcement comes three months after GM announced that it would produce an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, which will also be assembled at the Factory ZERO plant. The Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup truck will be based on the automaker’s Ultium battery platform and have an estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge.
GM President Mark Reuss said at the time that the company is positioning the full-size Chevrolet pickup for both the consumer and commercial markets. The automaker plans to offer retail and fleet versions of the Silverado electric pickup with a variety of options and configurations.