GM’s first electric truck could be ready in 2021

Marco Green
November 22, 2019

CEO Mary Barra told investors at an event in NY on Thursday her company's first electric pickup will debut in showrooms in late 2021, and it will have a leg up on the competition.

Barra made the announcement hours before Tesla CEO Elon Musk was set to reveal that company's new Cybertruck.

There's been talk of a 400-500 mile range with a new extra-durable battery, a Blade Runner-esque design, real off-road ability, goodies like a port to run pneumatic tools off the air suspension system, all for a rumored starting price under $50,000. "General Motors understands truck buyers", she said.

This is the first time the company has provided a timeline.

The electric pickup's unconventional style features sci-fi-inspired elements that include an angular body with a windshield that stretches from a peak above the driver's head to a full-width headlight bar in a continuous plane, without a conventional hood.

Several other companies are expected to bring electric trucks to the marketplace in the next several years, including newcomer Rivian, Tesla and Ford.

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