Report: GM Will Have an Electric Pickup Truck in 2022 – This is a Part of a UAW Deal

GM is jumping into the electric truck game in quick order.

2020 GMC Sierra hd Denali concept truck sketch
2020 Sierra HD Denali sketch by GMC designer Karan Moorjani

General Motors and United Auto Workers (UAW) are negotiating the future of several U.S.-based production facilities, and a future electric pickup truck is part of the equation.

GM is investing $7 billion as a part of this deal in order to produce batteries and electrified vehicles, such as the aforementioned electric truck. This is part of a solution to resolve a strike by 49,000 UAW hourly employees that work at GM facilities.

GM did not specify exact timing or locations where their future electrified vehicles will be built. There is a separate report from Reuters that suggests that a GM electric pickup truck could come as early as 2022.

This seems to be a very aggressive timeline, considering that we have not yet seen any electric concept trucks or prototypes from GM. However, General Motors can bring a vehicle to market in a very order once they make a decision. They brought an electric Chevy Bolt EV to market within 2-3 years of making an announcement.

Naturally, GM needs to have an answer to an all-electric Ford F-150 prototype that was shown recently towing a 1.25 million pound train. Other start-up companies are also working to bring electric truck to the market: Rivian, Bollinger, and Atlis.

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