According to Automotive News, GM’s CES 2021 presentation will include a short video that will provide viewers of the online-only electronics expo with a sneak preview of the new Chevy EV pickup truck. The video will also include shots of future electric Cadillac vehicles, as well as unnamed future GM EV concept vehicles.
GM teased the future Chevy EV pickup during its the Barclays 2020 Global Automotive Conference live stream last month. The truck shown during the stream appeared to be a four-door crew cab and featured futuristic styling with narrow LED headlights, small vertical grille openings and a gold Chevy Bow Tie emblem. The automaker has yet to release any official information on the vehicle, though it’s very likely that it will share the BT1 electric platform with the GMC Hummer EV pickup and will utilize GM’s first-generation Ultium battery system and Ultium Drive electric motors.
The automaker is also planning to drop some more details on its wider future electrification strategy during its CES 2021 presentation, AN reports. GM CEO Mary Barra will appear on stage to deliver the event-opening keynote speech, in which she will explain how the automotive industry’s ongoing shift from internal combustion vehicles to EVs is a necessary step for implementing environmental and societal change. GM president Mark Reuss will also deliver a speech that will provide additional insight into GM’s future electrification strategy.
GM is investing a whopping $27 billion in EV and autonomous driving technology between now and 2025. This will see the automaker introduce 30 new EVs worldwide by 2025, ushering in a new era of electrification for the longstanding American automaker. GM believes this shift from ICE vehicles to EVs will drive sales and growth as the automaker looks to capitalize on the demand for EVs that Tesla has benefitted from for years now.
CES 2021 will kick off with Barra’s keynote speech on January 11th, 2021.