GM Says No To Electric Pickup Trucks For 'Decades'

Although electric propulsion is rapidly taking over many segments of ground transportation and pickup trucks as the biggest profit centers for American automakers, GM has quite different plans. The GM executive in charge of global strategy says that electric pickup trucks are not in the company's plans. Abselson said he expects GM will be the leader in the electric-vehicle segment in the coming decade with vehicles in the pipeline today. 

"The core business is going to be the core business for a couple of decades to come,” he said still claiming that they will lead electrification by the end of the next decade. 

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32 minutes ago, Adam Varga said:

Although electric propulsion is rapidly taking over many segments of ground transportation and pickup trucks as the biggest profit centers for American automakers, GM has quite different plans. The GM executive in charge of global strategy says that electric pickup trucks are not in the company's plans. Abselson said he expects GM will be the leader in the electric-vehicle segment in the coming decade with vehicles in the pipeline today. 

"The core business is going to be the core business for a couple of decades to come,” he said still claiming that they will lead electrification by the end of the next decade. 

You can have your electric pick-up truck Today. Here are the specs:

520 HP motors.  0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds ( That is up there in drag-strip time!).  10,000-lb. gross vehicle weight.  Can tow 7,500 lbs.  Carries 72 sheets of plywood, 4' x 8'. Goes 100 mph!  Has 200 mile range!

Carries 40 2x4  planks, and you can do that in 12-ft or greater lengths, due to the pass-through door.  These guys designed this beast with a pass-through where the typical gasoline engine sits, these internal doors fold down and you put the timbers right in there so they lie between the seats.  Neat!!!

https://www.bollingermotors.com/

Even girls in rural Michigan that wear Stetsons and cowgirl boots and have a gun rack on the rear glass will dig this machine. Uu-rah!

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And if GM is not ready to adapt the market than they won't be around in a few decades. Maybe they don't want to innovate, but they will eventually be forced to do so by competitive pressure.

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It's quite an amazing time, Tesla actually executing with their own game plan, VW saying they are going to commit to 50 million EV’s and GM saying they are doing nothing. Even bankruptcy and bailouts due to poor decisions don't appear to teach them anything about what the the market wants. 

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4 hours ago, Jan van Eck said:

You can have your electric pick-up truck Today. Here are the specs:

520 HP motors.  0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds ( That is up there in drag-strip time!).  10,000-lb. gross vehicle weight.  Can tow 7,500 lbs.  Carries 72 sheets of plywood, 4' x 8'. Goes 100 mph!  Has 200 mile range!

Carries 40 2x4  planks, and you can do that in 12-ft or greater lengths, due to the pass-through door.  These guys designed this beast with a pass-through where the typical gasoline engine sits, these internal doors fold down and you put the timbers right in there so they lie between the seats.  Neat!!!

https://www.bollingermotors.com/

Even girls in rural Michigan that wear Stetsons and cowgirl boots and have a gun rack on the rear glass will dig this machine. Uu-rah!

Even looks like it was built out of plywood & 2x4s....

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11 hours ago, Robert Ziegler said:

Even looks like it was built out of plywood & 2x4s....

And you have a problem with that  https://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/

 

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