General Motors To Introduce Fully Electric HD Trucks By 203567
General Motors will introduce fully-electric versions of its HD trucks by 2035, company chair and CEO Mary Barra confirmed during her CES 2022 keynote address this week.
During the opening speech, Barra said every single one of the automaker’s light-duty vehicles will be battery-electric by 2035, at which point it plans to carry the tech over to its heavy-duty trucks, which are mainly marketed toward fleet operators as well as working professionals like farmers and tradesmen.
“As previously announced, our plan is to have all new light-duty vehicles be electric by 2035,” Barra said. “And today, I’m pleased to announce that we’ll introduce all-electric heavy-duty vehicles on that same timetable. These all-electric HD trucks will be engineered to deliver effortless heavy-duty hauling and towing, while offering customers amazing new features and a range needed to get the toughest jobs done.”
While GM will introduce BEV tech to its HD trucks by 2035, that doesn’t mean it won’t still offer internal combustion engine work trucks alongside these EV models. Last spring, GM North America president Steve Carlisle said the automaker intends “to win wherever we’re competing and irrespective of propulsion system,” and if that means offering ICE tech to beat the competition in 2035, it will do so.
Carlisle also said GM believes “there’s a bit of leading the horse to water,” with regard to battery-electric vehicles. So while fleet operators and consumers may not be convinced of a battery-electric HD truck, the automaker intends to offer such products to show these buyers they are a viable alternative to an equivalent gasoline or diesel-powered offering.
That said, ICE trucks do have limited time in GM’s lineup. Last November, the automaker entered a pact with several other major automakers committing to phasing out fossil fuel-powered vehicles completely by 2040. Based on that commitment, ICE GM HD trucks could only be sold alongside EV versions for five years between 2035-2040.
GM this week introduced the highly anticipated 2024 Chevy Silverado EV – a light-duty, full-size pickup truck with a battery-electric powertrain offering up to 400 miles of range. The WT (or Work Truck) trim level will feature a dual-motor powertrain with 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque, enabling up to 8,000 pounds of towing capacity and 1,200 pounds of payload. An HD GM electric truck, by comparison, would likely have a more torque-rich electric motor setup to increase these towing and payload figures.
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By then it will be sporting gen2 Ultium and DC fast charging network should be rolled out. They will need to start arranging chargers similar to fuel pumps and some like diesel pumps where you can pull through with a trailer on and not block anyone else
We get frumpy looks when we pull up for gas blocking the pump behind for 15 minutes to put 25gal in the truck and then 75gal in the boat. Can only imagine how cranky a Tesla owner would get if a 3500 dually EV was blocking them from charging.
What gets me is when there are multiple open gas pumps and your stuck behind a Prius that’s sitting at one of the only diesel pumps. To make matters worse they are often in shopping instead of filling up their car.
Haha yup that’s a classic.
Push it out of the way
These trucks will be doomed if they don’t have a bigger screen!
Yep, but you can charge your boat at the same time if you pull up to the first pump and use the second pump for the boat Gm is building. Best part I’ll be 95 by then..LOL
Yep….when that 100 kWh lectric truck backs that 200 kWh boat down the ramp and into salt water….better be in a nursing home than anywhere near all that e-juice that may suffer a short….or a spontaneous combustion event.
The electric HD truck comes with a new front end right?
I’m suddenly a fan of EVs if that’s the case.
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 what a joke!!!!
Your 6.2 will be faster right?
Not this again. We get it it’s a massive selling point that the ev Silverado will be faster then then the 6.2 🙄
More to do with him ‘claiming’ his stock 6.2 will do 0-60 in 4.2 second. Absolute joke. A 2000lbs lighter, more power, Camaro will barely do that on a good launch.
A stock 2wd camaro does that in 4 seconds flat, faster than the Silverado EV. My whole point is that 0-60 has many factors, power and weight are only one of them. The TRX weight less than the EV, has more power but is a full second slower off the line. WHY???? Mostly because those knobby headlock tires have terrible on road grip and are a bear to turn.
All good hikers know that 1 extra pound on your shoe is like 15 on your back. Light weight shoes and tires make or break the deal
The EV only accelerates this quick because it has smooth low profile and I bet 3 ply rubber bands
Give me a RST Silverado configured like the EV (short bed crew cab) without the max tow package, with a set of camaro wheels, and yes, I will match that 0-60, and beat the TRX.
If it was all power to weight, don’t you think the duramax would beat the Miata in a race?
Yes, and the Model S pLAID can’t beat a $75k Alfa Romeo Giulia around the Nurburgring.
Also, ambient temperature is a huge factor for BEV performance. My 4-door factory stock PORSCHE absolutely devours TESLAs on cold days…..and it easily beats the $75k Alfa around the Nurburgring.
Just ask the Norwegians how they like their BEVs in the cold winters…but then an ICE in Norway is 300% more expensive than a comparable BEV due to government regulations (no taxes on BEVs….big taxes on ICEs)
All Camaros are 2wd
TRX is slower off the line because of torque.
A stock 6.2 RST simply won’t. You could put drags on it, on a prepped surface, and it still wouldn’t.
Are you high????
A stock TRX makes more ground torque than the hummer EV, cause if you didn’t know, the TRX’s torque converter is a performance with a high stall speed at 4500 rpm, that puts it in a multiplyer of 2.5-3 right off the line. Taken the torque from the hellcat is 650lbs, through a first gear of 4.71 and a rear diff of 3.01, that’s at least 23,000 ft lbs of ground torque on launch, twice that of the hummer EV.
Physics 102, the inertia that is needed to overcome acceleration is body weight + angular acceleration of all rotating parts. Why do you thing the Prius uses doughnut wheels? They have almost no angular momentum compared to standard car wheels.
Both the Hummer and Silverado EV feature low angular momentum wheels and low profile rubber bands that would crack like vette wheel and puncture like a water bed the second you went on a truest hard trail.
FYI, I’d love to see the TRX on 30’s sport cup tires do a launch. Those would have a ton more asphalt traction and way lower rotational innertia
Rpm bud. Didn’t even waste my time reading your nonsense. Take a video of your 6.2 doing 4 sec 0-60mph (not kmh), upload to YT, share link. Let’s see it. You’re so full of crap
Yup we get it Andrew you are a marketing genius the gm marketing team said they are going to run nonstop commercials and put billboards up all over the country saying guess what the Silverado ev is faster then your 6.2 don’t you care?
Nothing to do with GM. All Jake and his idiotic claims of fantasy and half baked physics
My only request is that they give it a proper traditional HD truck body. I don’t think the styling of some of the recent EV trucks would go over well with HD buyers.
It would be nice if there was also a “Delete Electric Motors and Battery” option.
I have no doubt electric and gas/diesel will coexist for a good while on the medium duties, just like they will on the light duty in 2024
“For a good while” depends on how long it will take for democrats to gain permanent power.
Biden mandated on day 1 that half of all vehicles sold by 2030 have to be BEVs…..because he’s so smart.
While politics is at play, this is global momentum. Not just ‘murica first and Red vs Blue.
No, it’s all politics.
The Democrats(SosiaIists/illuminatti) love China and HATE oil-producing countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia that also happen to be very religious countries…hence the extreme hatred of these countries by the left.
China is the liberal’s highway to sosiaIism…..and China will profit from every BEV made anywhere on the planet.
If there were no politics involved, the ugly truths about BEVs would come out, such as the EPA lies about MPGe that neglects almost all efficiency losses.
Electric cars were around before we even had refined gasoline.
My hypothesis, you were home schooled by the family dog.
Other than it’s not. It’s a strictly World Economic Forum movement made by the global elites. In case you haven’t noticed, most countries particularly those in South America, Aisia and Africa are not buying into this. Also, in almost all western countries, there is overwhelming pushback from the blue collar class and even starting to see white collar pushback in Europe and most of North America. I think the only countries fully onboard are Austria and New Zealand honestly. Even China isn’t on board and is just playing a front.
Rich rebuilds might be able to help you.
He just built a Tesla I would buy. A V8 Tesla.
Will GM also be building new power plants and grid systems to charge all of these EV’s??
Nope. Like typical corporate foolishness they just spit out products without the infrastructure to handle it.
Enjoy the blackouts.
Just like air conditioners in every home and business. It rolled up. But keep crying about an issue with the grid that need expansion and upgrade anyways
So let’s put the cart before the horse?
Yeah pass. Enjoy the blackouts and being stranded when they happen to you.
Whole house generators running on propane or natural gas are pretty popular now with some of the weather disaster related outages. I think installing a house generator makes a lot of sense so you have a backup way of charging.
Ahhh yes. Nothing says great for the environment like using a generator to produce electricity to charge your EV and losing a bunch of it to inefficiency.
The infrastructure will be ready, we are talking about 15 years in the future. Day will come when it will probably be harder to find gas and diesel fuel than a BEV recharging station. Remember you can make electricity at home with solar, but you can’t make gasoline or diesel.
Here in Massachusetts new natural gas pipelines are not being approved for new power generation. The hydro power transmission project from Canada has been stopped last November by the voters in Maine. I have no idea where all this new electric supply is coming from.
China already has its fingers in our electrical power grid. That should have never happened.
Be concerned about the power grid in New England. Having a natural gas generator installed in a few months.
No worries Jake…..lots of clean fission energy in New England.
However, if we get another one of those big CMEs (Coronal Mass Ejections) that hit the Earth every once in a while…well then you should worry….the US will have like 40 simultaneous Fukushimas.
The good news is that no other power source heats up mother earth more per KWH produced than clean fission energy…so thank you for going to natural gas which contributes far less to global warming than nuclear.
Just wait until we get fusion….man….you will need to go to Canada to do any skiing.
Wait….didn’t Biden say we can get free energy from batteries?
Makes sense, right? I mean, if $3 trillion won’t cost us anything then obviously the man knows what he’s talking about.
Technically, I guess you could say Biden is correct that getting energy from batteries is free. It is the batteries themselves and getting energy in that’ can be expensive. Politicians in all parties are expert in bending syntax to say one thing but appear to be saying something else.
Battery-electric vehicles make a lot of sense in some applications and not so much in others. For the grid collapse argument – my basement dehumidifier uses more KWH of electricity than my Chevy Bolt each month. Yes I know, not every home has a dehumidifier, but almost every home has at least one car. Electric cars use energy much more efficiently for traction power and most people probably way over-estimate how much electricity an EV needs. That also explains why an EV gets docked so much range in winter- because up to half the power is going to keep occupants warm. In a fuel powered vehicle, cabin heat is free because it just recuperates some of waste heat energy.
Well in the meantime we’re burning coal like it’s 2005 again while the governments argue about which green energy is really the greenest. It’s pretty ironic
The current attitude on Fossil fuel is akin to people being in a life boat and someone gets the bright idea to throw all the food and water overboard to “motivate” the others to row faster. Wind and solar are not suitable for primary energy sources and the battery technology to store enough electricity to run even a small town doesn’t exist. Natural gas is the BEST way to fuel a power plant second only to Nuclear. The irony of going back to Nuclear plants is stunning. The technology is better but just ONE accident is a huge crisis.
This article should be titled:
“General Motors To Introduce Fully Electric HD Trucks By 2035….unless Republicans can figure out how to stop Election Fraud”
That thing got a Hemi in it?
The automaker to first create a management system that can handle towing will corner the market. Being first will be highly important.
What do you mean management system???? EV’s suck battery while towing/running “WOT” because they run less efficient.
Motor theory 101, electric motors operate by creating a magnetic field by running a current through wires. That current meets 2 forms of resistance, 1 is the internal resistance of the copper wiring, 2 is a counter voltage created by the opposite reaction of the magnetic feilds pushi against each other. The efficiency of the motor is determined by a ratio of these 2 resistances
Need more power? You can increase the coils to increase the size of the field, or increase the voltage to overcome the counter file voltage, which is in term less efficient as more energy goes to heating the wires.
Eletric motors have a finite amount of coils, so your only option to control output power is play with the voltage across the coils. EV engineers know this so they size their motors for maximum efficiency while cruising
So…. an EV motor is designed to put out only 30-50HP efficiently. They are the same size as a 35HP 90% efficient industrial 3 phase motor.
Likewise, a 500HP 90% efficient electric motor is the size of a VW bug and weighs 4000lbs.
Opposite that, your ice stater motor puts out 20HP, has an efficiency of only 20%, and will burn up after 30 seconds continuous use. Course it’s supposed to be compact above all else.
While towing your EV motor is running at only 40-50% efficient…. hardly any better than an ICE engine.
This is why towing range of an EV drops by 50-70%, as not only is the load increasing, but your efficiency is tanking at an even faster rate
ICE engines are actually most efficient at WOT, actually counter acting the increase in load.
Will be interesting to see how a working man pulling a 30 foot trailer headed to a job site 400 miles away gets into a re-charging station and waste an hour or so waiting for a charge to complete. So people will say but there WILL be or it’s GOING to be fine because this is GOING to happen. Everything is speculative. So Mary better start building BIG charging stations all over the country cause EV’s are cute but not practical for working people with EXISTING technology and infrastructure..
Michigan and some other states are already planning to cast highly electrified power lines into highway pavements so all the good BEV people can charge while they drive. This also solves the problem of the bad ICE people avoiding being exposed to powerful EM fields. With Whitmer’s plan, it will not matter if you’re driving a BEV or ICE, you will all be exposed to harmful EM fields….because it’s not fair that the bad people who chose to drive ICEs do not get their bodies skrud up by EMF exposure. Everyone must be a part of this human experiment….because it is better to experiment on people to see just how bad EMF exposure is than it is to give profits to oil producing countries.
Norway had 0.5% BEVs a decade ago. Now, the majority of cars in Norway are BEVs. So what else changed in Norway over the last decade? Norway’s women are now at highest risk of lower body cancers on the planet.
Need to start funding alternative fuels again.
Also, we have not even started to tap our most abundant fossil fuel. Methane Hydrates constitute more than 90% of the fossil fuel resources on planet Earth, and we’re just starting to try to figure out how to capture this cleanest of all fossil fuels. Also, methane is not CARcinogenic, just ask the cows. Same is not true for EMF….just ask the folks living under cell towers and high voltage power transmission lines….or you could also ask the women of Norway who got tricked into sitting on top of 500 hp TESLA motors.
No Way Norway.
Is it me…..or are the rear wheels just dangling in space in that Ultium GM electric truck platform photo.
That ain’t right.
Someone please add at least a dogbone and a pair of control arms to that thing….and a spring would be nice…maybe even a shock absorber.
With all of the daily hype over ‘lectric vehicles, the auto industry should be working diligently NOW to develop high speed charging technology and an interstate network to accommodate these vehicles.
I’m glad I won’t be around by then to buy one in 2035
Free Bloom Box included with every HD sold.
I bought my one ton Duramax pick Up to pull my 12,000lbs 5th Wheel safely and effectively. my old 6.5 could not pull the hills at a reasonable speed. There is a lot of talk that these new Electric pick up will be good to haul and tow heavy loads but they NEVER mention Endurance when towing. That is the “KEY” to all this. Fortunately, my 2021 will be my last vehicle but with the continued popularity of RV’s it is important to know how far you can tow before you have to stop and recharge or wait in line to recharge. Fortunately when the Summer line ups are long, the RVers will have their trailers to have a nap while they wait. Sorry I think electric tow vehicles with enough “endurance” are a ways away yet.