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The Detroit News spoke with automotive forecaster LMC Automotive and they're claiming that GM is going to be making electric versions of the GMC Sierra, Cadillac Escalade, and Hummer.

It seems inevitable that GM is going to do this with some popular SUVS. I'm curious to see how they pulled it off.

As a forecast company, LMC gathers intel from sources in the industry. From that, it has confirmed that GM will build a Hummer pickup truck and SUV in late 2021, Jeff Schuster, industry analyst with LMC Automotive told The Detroit News. A still-unknown van model is also expected to be built at the plant starting in 2021.

In mid-2023, production of the Sierra and Escalade will start at the plant, LMC also learned.

GM declined to comment on any future product plans for the plant, which had been schedule to be idled in January 2020. It was revealed during negotiations with the United Auto Workers that the plant would be revived to build electric trucks and vans. The automaker did say it would invest $3 billion to prepare the plant for electric-vehicle production. The investment comes with 2,225 jobs.

The investment is part of GM's plan to dive into electric vehicle production with 20 all-electric nameplates expected by 2023.


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GM's CEO Mary Barra said an an investor conference that their first electric pickup truck will come in 2021.

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co’s (GM.N) first electric pickup truck model will go on sale in the fall of 2021, the company’s top executive said, around the same time that electric carmaker Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) own model is expected to debut.

“General Motors understands truck buyers and ... people who are new coming into the truck market,” Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said at an investor conference in New York on Thursday. “It will be a very capable truck, I’m pretty excited about it.”

The No. 1 U.S. automaker has so far given few details on its planned line of electric pickup trucks.

Reuters reported last month that GM plans to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant beginning in late 2021, possibly reviving the imposing Hummer brand on some of them.

Until now, the automaker had not given a date for when its first electric pickup truck would hit the market.

Pickup trucks are one of the most profitable vehicle segments in the world. The U.S. market is dominated by GM, Ford Motor Co (F.N) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N).
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