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Chevrolet Joins GMC, Adding Its Own All-Electric Pickup


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Without a question in my mind, electrified Chevy & GMC pickups should be 'engine options' on the existing trucks, rather than a 'unique' body design/look. That is the best way to 1. tap into the existing. volumous customer base, and 2. accurately gauge future investment based on current sales.

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It sounds like they are using a dedicated EV skateboard platform, though...not trying to retrofit an ICE truck chassis to use EV parts.  It's better they build a dedicated EV product than something half-assed, like the attempt at hybrid pickups they did years ago.  As far as investment, it seems like GM is going all-in on EVs and NOT making a tepid effort, which is good sign..

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I would not be surprised that the refresh to the traditional ICE pickups / SUV's are inline with the body style that comes out on their new EV Platform. I would expect them to be in-sync. 

Very cool to read this. Excited to see what GM does and how they price it all out.

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2 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

It sounds like they are using a dedicated EV skateboard platform, though...not trying to retrofit an ICE truck chassis to use EV parts.  It's better they build a dedicated EV product than something half-assed, like the attempt at hybrid pickups they did years ago.  As far as investment, it seems like GM is going all-in on EVs and NOT making a tepid effort, which is good sign..

Hybrid on a IC chassis is obviously do-able- the engineering changes aren't that significant as far as 'real estate' goes. A full EV on an IC chassis isn't nearly so.

Of course the chassis has to be built to accommodate 1000 lbs of batteries... but the same body shell should be utilized. It maintains continuity and amortizes costs on what's usually a money-loosing product to begin with. At least if 93% of the above-frame truck is the same- that greatly lowers the costs over building a -say- prius that shares nothing with any other models.

Plus, of course, pick-ups are the highest selling models on the planet and should enjoy the lowest cost per part going.

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7 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

This is an answer to a question NO ONE is asking.  FIRE MARY BARRA!

Your Right this is the same question you could have stated in the start of the 1900's as no one was asking for ICE auto's. After all you know everyone was perfectly happy with the Horse and Buggy. 🙄

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