GM Might Chase Ford With An Electric Chevrolet Silverado And GMC Sierra
Jan 25, 2019  Michael Gauthier 

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General Motors appears to be changing course following the surprise
announcement that Ford is developing an electric F-150.

While GM’s vice president of global strategy, Mike Abelson, used November’s
FT Future of the Car summit to reveal “There will not be any AV / EV
(autonomous / electric( pickups” from the automaker, the vice president of
Buick and GMC has suggested this isn’t necessarily the case.

Speaking to CNBC, Duncan Aldred said the company is “certainly” considering
an electric pickup as GM is on a “path to an all-electric future.” When
pressed for more details, Aldred declined to say whether or not an electric
Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra is already under development.

Despite being relatively tight-lipped, Aldred suggested trucks could be a
good fit for electrification. As he explained, battery technology is
expensive and this means it’s hard to create affordable electric vehicles in
mainstream segments unless automakers are willing accept lower profit
margins on them.

This isn’t too much of an issue when it comes to full-size pickups as
Reuters estimated GM made at least $17,000 (£12,897 / €14,903) per truck in
pre-tax profit last year. This means there’s plenty of room for GM accept
lower margins while still making a healthy profit on every Silverado and
Sierra they make.

It remains unclear if GM will actually offer an electric pickup, but trucks
were missing from the company’s electric vehicle roadmap which was revealed
in 2017. At the time, GM said its new modular platform for electric vehicles
would underpin at least 11 different models including seven crossovers.

One of those models was previewed at the North American International Auto
Show as Cadillac released renderings of a stylish electric crossover. The
production model is still three years away, but Cadillac President Steve
Carlisle suggested the crossover could have a range of approximately 400
miles (643 km).

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