Motor1 reported that Triggered by the big Rivian R1T electric truck and R1S electric SUV reveals، it seems several automakers are now considering joining the growing electric truck and SUV movement. And it’s not just startups like Atlis Motors with the XT truck.
"Rather، now we’re bringing big players into the discussion، including the likes of General Motors"، Motor1 said.
Duncan Aldred، vice president of the GMC brand، quoted by Motor1 saying that the automaker is actively looking it the possibility of an electric GMC Sierra، as well as battery-electric SUVs. This follows after news that Ford is working on an electric F-150.
Duncan Aldred، vice president of the GMC brand، stated “Certainly، it’s something we’re considering،” when asked by CNBC of the outlook for an electric Sierra. And it fits on the automaker’s “path to an all-electric future” too.
"Yes، it’s a no brainer to bring along the Chevy Silverado for the electric ride too if the Sierra goes down that path"، Motor1 noted.
Cadillac will head this push with its recently announcement electric SUV، but again those economies of scale will likely lead both Chevy and GMC to follow suit.
Look for the mid-size and larger SUVs to go pure electric first، as the added battery costs can be more easily offset by higher sticker prices carried by these family-hauling vehicles.