General Motors to build heavy electric vehicles by 2035
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has announced that the company will manufacture all-electric heavy-duty trucks by 2035, around the same time it plans to introduce new all-electric light vehicles. âThese all-electric HD trucks will be designed to provide effortless hauling and towing while providing customers with amazing new features and a range needed to take on the toughest jobs,â said Barra.
This timeline would give the automaker enough time to phase out its HD trucks with internal combustion engines, as GM previously announced it would stop selling ICE vehicles by 2040. Engineers at the company are said to have a lot of time to develop an electric vehicle architecture capable of performing the tasks of an HD truck.
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As electric vehicles gradually take over the auto industry, it is expected that electric transport trucks and electric construction equipment will soon be commonplace on construction stages.
With the unveiling of the lightweight Chevrolet Silverado EV, General Motors is already on its way to achieving its goal. The automaker also announced that the Chevrolet Silverado EV 2024 in its work truck trim will feature a pair of engines that will output 510 hp with a maximum torque of 834 Nm. The top trim of this model will produce an output of 66 hp and a maximum torque of 1,056 + Nm.
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On the other hand, Toyota Motor has overtaken GM to take the No. 1 best-selling automaker in the United States for 2021. General Motors has been ranked number one for 90 years. Toyota sold around 2.332 million vehicles in the United States last year compared to GM which sold around 2.218 million units last year.