GM has already unveiled the full-size 2024 Chevy Silverado EV and has also confirmed that a GMC Sierra EV will eventually arrive, as well. The American automaker won’t stop there, though, as it also is rumored to have plans to introduce electrified Chevy Colorado EV and GMC Canyon EV mid-size pickups by 2026.
According to Automotive News, GM customers can “expect electric versions of GM’s midsize pickups in 2026,” which will be built at the Orion Assembly plant in Michigan and will “sell alongside the gasoline-powered models.” Further details on these alleged electrified mid-size trucks were not provided by the publication, however it seems likely they will use a variation of the automaker’s BT1 electric truck platform, as well as its Ultium battery technology and Ultium Drive electric motors.
GM will unveil the next-generation 2023 Chevy Colorado on July 28th and the 2023 GMC Canyon later this year, both of which will be powered by the automaker’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. As the AN article points out, these gas-powered models will remain in production even after the rumored Chevy Colorado EV and GMC Canyon EV hit the market in 2026. This strategy mimics that of the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV, which will be sold alongside their gasoline and diesel-powered equivalents.
The AN report also alleges the Chevy Colorado EV and GMC Canyon EV will be produced at the automaker’s Orion plant in Michigan, and not at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri where the internal combustion engine models are built. The Orion plant is already well-suited to build EVs, as it currently produces the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, and is also in line to receive a new battery module production line to support the production of future EV models.
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