This is not the first time that the manufacturer confirms their plans for a pickup truck. The first time CEO Mary Barra made similar comments back in April.
“We will have a complete Electric lineup, including a pickup truck that’s in development,” Reuss said.
This new project is going to be based on GM’s third-generation EV plataform. According to Russ, this modern architecture will have enough flexibility to be implemented in 10 different body styles.
“We can build everything on this [platform] from just three drive units: front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or e-all-wheel drive,” Reuss said, according to WardsAuto.
2019 looks like to be the year of the Electric pickup truck. Ford had announced already plans for Hybrid and EV version of their F-150, Rivian is preparing the lunch of the R1T and Tesla have plans for theirs as well.