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Technology GM's electric pickup truck to go on sale in 2021

06:35  22 november  2019
06:35  22 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

GM’s first electric truck could be ready in 2021

  GM’s first electric truck could be ready in 2021 GM plans to bring an electric truck to the market in fall of 2021, TechCrunch reports. GM CEO Mary Barra made the announcement today during GM's investor day. GM's electric truck plans were rumored last month, when the Detroit Free Press reported that the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant would remain open to produce the electric pickup. But this is the first time the company has mentioned a timeline. The electric truck market is becoming more crowded. Rivian's R1T electric pickup is slated to arrive in 2020, and Tesla plans to introduce its electric truck in 2021.

GM ' s first electric pickup truck model will go on sale in the fall of 2021 . " General Motors understands truck buyers and people who are new coming into the truck market," Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said, speaking at an investor conference on the same day Tesla is due to unveil its

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co' s (N: GM ) first electric pickup truck model will go on sale in the fall of 2021 , the company' s top executive said on Thursday, around the same time as electric carmaker Tesla Inc' s (O:TSLA) own model is expected to debut.

When it comes to electric pickup trucks, General Motors doesn't appear interested in letting Tesla hog the spotlight.

a person sitting on a stage in front of a crowd: Line workers work on the chassis of full-size General Motors pickup trucks at the Flint Assembly plant on June 12, 2019 in Flint, Michigan. - GM announced the second major expansion of its full-size pickup production capacity this year: with a $150 million investment at Flint Assembly to increase production of the all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)© Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images Line workers work on the chassis of full-size General Motors pickup trucks at the Flint Assembly plant on June 12, 2019 in Flint, Michigan. - GM announced the second major expansion of its full-size pickup production capacity this year: with a $150 million investment at Flint Assembly to increase production of the all-new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

CEO Mary Barra said Thursday that GM would have an electric pickup truck for sale by the fall of 2021. Barra's remarks came during an investor meeting, just hours before Tesla revealed its own long-awaited electric pickup truck in Los Angeles.

Cybertruck: 146,000 preorders have been made, according to Elon Musk

  Cybertruck: 146,000 preorders have been made, according to Elon Musk Elon Musk's reimagined electric version of the pickup truck, the Cybertruck, has captured some internet attention and sales. The billionaire tweeted Saturday that 146,000 orders of the futuristic vehicle are in so far, just two days after it was unveiled to a mixed response. © Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Musk also emphasized that people pre-ordering seem to be going for the more expensive options.

GM has announced the timeline for its electric pickup truck , which the automaker says will go on sale in the US in 2021 . In several comments over the last year, GM has been tentatively talking about building electric pickup trucks .

Mary Teresa Barra , Chairwoman and CEO of General Motors Company attends the unveiling its redesigned mid-engine C8 Corvette, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, in Tustin, California. More. DETROIT (Reuters)

"General Motors understands truck buyers," said Barra. "And we also understand people who are new coming into the truck market that view it as a lifestyle vehicle."

GM plans to have 20 electric vehicles globally by 2023. The automaker is also working with the construction company Bechtel to build thousands of electric vehicle charging stations across the United States.

GM's competition in electric pickup trucks isn't limited to Tesla. Ford is developing its own truck, and released a video of it towing a line of freight cars this summer.

Ford has also invested in Rivian, a Michigan startup planning to manufacture electric pickup trucks.

Ford's Messing Around With An Idea For A New Convertible Pickup Truck .
Ford’s technology division outlined an idea for a removable hardtop that would go on a pickup truck in a patent published Thursday and filed back in 2018. Neat! © Photo: Dodge The early Dodge Dakota is one of the few convertible pickup trucks to have existed It’s important to note before you get too excited that the publication of patent is no indication that this is something Ford will actually produce, nor are the drawings contained in it necessarily indicative of future vehicle designs.

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