When you think of a pickup truck, it’s likely you don’t think of an eco-friendly vehicle. Typically, these workhorses are known for their relatively gas-guzzling nature. That’s about to change, though, as more carmakers are looking to introduce all-electric pickup trucks – and GMC might just be one of them.
According to MotorTrend magazine, Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC, hinted at the possibility of a GMC electric pickup truck earlier this year. “Certainly, it’s something we’re considering,” he said in an interview with the Detroit Bureau.
While this model is purely rumor right now, it’s possible that it will come when all vehicles on the road become electric, though many think that this electrified pickup truck will come sooner.
Currently, General Motors is working on a new electric architecture that is expected to make its debut by 2021. While GM has geared Cadillac to be the brand that first sits on this new platform, it’s possible that an electric pickup truck will be one of the 20 new all-electric vehicles the brand intends to introduce by 2023.
GMC would be joining the likes of Tesla and Rivian in its plans for an electric pickup truck. It would also go head-to-head with Ford, who recently said it plans on creating an electric version of the F-150 at some point.
We don’t have an electric truck on the lot, but if you’re looking for a work vehicle for today, contact us at Transwest Buick GMC.