General Motors’ first electric pickup truck model is set to go on sale in the fall of 2021, the company’s CEO, Mary Barra, stated.
“General Motors understands truck buyers and … people who are new coming into the truck market,” Barra stated at an investor conference in New York on Thursday. “It will be a very capable truck, I’m pretty excited about it.”
The automaker has so far given a little amount of information on its planned line of electric pickup trucks.
Reuters reported the previous month that the automaker prepares to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant starting in 2021, potentially reviving the imposing Hummer brand on some of them.
Until now, the automaker had not provided a date for when its first electric pickup truck would be released in the market.
Pickup trucks are one of the most popular vehicle segments across the world. The U.S. truck market is dominated by General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.