More GMC EV Models In The Pipeline, Automaker Confirms7
General Motors chose to launch its first Ultium-based electric vehicle in the way of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV. The Hummer will compete with offerings like the Rivian R1T when it goes on sale late next year and is a critical component of GM’s new EV-focused strategy, but the battery-electric pickup is just one of a handful of GMC EV models currently in the pipeline.
During its presentation at this past week’s 2020 Barclay’s Global Automotive Conference, GM confirmed that it currently has a total of four different GMC EV models in the works. These include the GMC Hummer EV pickup and the related GMC Hummer EV SUV, along with an additional pickup truck model and a new crossover model.
We have already covered the GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV quite extensively, so let’s turn our focus to the second pickup model and the crossover. The second pickup will likely be related to the Chevy EV pickup that was also shown at the Barclay’s conference and probably be more akin to a standard internal combustion engine pickup than the luxurious and off-road-focused Hummer EV.
Even less is known is known about the crossover model, unfortunately. Like the other vehicles mentioned in this article, though, it will utilize GM’s first-generation Ultium battery system and new Ultium Drive family of electric motors.
GM recently bumped forward the development for several of its Ultium-based electric vehicle programs, which includes these mysterious new GMC models. The automaker explained the “modular and highly flexible qualities of the Ultium system,” along with various engineering advances in battery technology and lessons learned during the Hummer EV development process have enabled it to bring several of its future Ultium EVs to market “much faster than originally planned.”
The automaker also announced this week that it would invest $27 billion in EV and EV development to help bring a total of 30 new EVs to market worldwide by 2025. These will include EVs under the Chevy, Cadillac and Buick brands, in addition to the previously mentioned GMC EV models.
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They will put themselves out of business. I don’t know of anyone looking to buy an EV pickup from the dozens of people I talked to
I’ll stick with my reliable gas engine
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it
If they can get enough range think about the torque if an EV.
They are going to put themselves out of business by building outdated monster engines that no one really needs and that get a great 15 mpg. Think about it for a minute go say five years into the future when possibly there will be an electric motor with the range people want and can also outperform the wind sucking gas guzzling V8 and diesel. Sorry but I will take efficiency over the old ways. But what do I know I could be wrong and will be stuck inhaling carbon forever….nice world to leave to our children.
I think we have to remember that at this time, current supply vs demand of crude is not going to last that long. I haven’t read that much, but one comment I came across is that once we get back to normal sometimes in 2021, we have cut back so much on the upstream side of the crude E&P that we will see price increases. Even now with the current increase in holiday travel; WTI is closed at $45.71, and Brent is at $48.59. Where will we be in late 2021, $70 to $80. What will that mean at the pump? Plus, as I understand the GM’s Ultium system offers both advances in performance plus lower cost. Also, let’s look at maintenance with an electric powered pickup vs a gas or diesel powered pickup. Plus, there is no problem getting an electric powered pickup to equal or outperform a 5.3L or 6.6L diesel. I just thought that with the money that GM put into the Hummer EV ads that this indicated they had much more confidence in their ability to produce electric vehicles that can offer competitive advantages over gas and diesel. 2021 looks to be a transition year when we will be working to get back to normal. Let’s see what 2022 will offer.
i wouldn’t worry about an oil shortage. the world is awash in oil. those frackers can come back online in no time.
NEVER stop moving. Goals!