GM’s agreement and future plans with the United Auto Workers (UAW) includes several future electric SUV and pickup trucks. These vehicles are planned to be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant as a part of a $3 Billion investment.
Hummer Electric Pickup Truck?
GM has already announced their intention to develop and produce an electric truck. Now, we are getting a further glimpse into what that make look like. The new electric truck platform is reportedly called BT1.
According to the report (linked below), GM is planning the initial electric truck push to be within the luxury truck and SUV segments. The plan includes an electric GMC truck and an electric Cadillac SUV (perhaps an Escalade?). These are currently planned to be released in 2023.
The more exciting news has to do with something codenames ‘Project O’. This project is a low-volume electric pickup truck that is supposed to arrive in late 2021 under a “different brand”. Namely, it will not be a GMC or a Cadillac branded vehicle. Will it be a Chevrolet? A low-volume luxury truck may not truly fit under the Chevrolet brand. The rumor is this could be the come-back of the Hummer brand – perhaps as a 2021 or a 2022 model.
This announcement comes at a time when Ford is planning an all-electric F-150 pickup truck to be available within a similar timeframe. Ford has not announced official release date of an F-150 EV, but they already showed a prototype towing a train loaded to over 1.25 million pounds.
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Here is an AutoBlog repot that outlines the plan in some more detail.