GM currently has 100,000 reservations and orders in place for its new all-electric pickup models, which includes the Chevy Silverado EV, the GMC Sierra EV, and the GMC Hummer EV Pickup. The automaker expects to fulfill the reservations and orders through the 2024 and 2025 calendar years.
The latest insight was provided by General Motors CEO Mary Barra during the automaker’s Q4 2023 earnings presentation, during which several other insights into The General’s EV strategy were revealed.
General Motors’ all-electric pickup offerings are rapidly expanding, with several new models and model variants coming down the pipe. Among these are the Chevy Silverado EV RST and Silverado EV Trail Boss, as well as the GMC Sierra EV Denali and subsequent variants (Sierra EV Elevation and Sierra EV AT4).
General Motors continues to pursue its goal of transitioning its light-duty vehicle portfolio to zero tailpipe emissions by the 2035 timeframe, and to become fully carbon neutral by 2040. To that end, GM announced in 2021 that it would launch 30 new EV models globally by mid-decade, with 40 percent of the automaker’s U.S. models equipped with all-electric powertrains by the end of 2025.
GM also previously announced plans to build 400,000 EV units in North America by the mid-point in the 2024 calendar year, but has since walked back on those plans. The General now indicates that North American EV production will be between 200,000 and 300,000 units during the 2024 calendar year.
“We’re going to be led by the customer,” Barra said during a press event late last year. “But I do believe this transition will happen over a period of time.”
During the recent Q4 2023 earnings report, Barra also indicated that General Motors would reintroduce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to its North American portfolio as a means of meeting rising fuel economy and emissions standards amid the company’s EV transition.