The automaker’s intention to build an emissions free utility became rather
clear when reports surfaced that it was discussing a potential tie-up with
electric vehicle start-up Rivian, which showed off an electric pickup
concept as one of it first vehicles. The talks fell through [
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/04/rivian-explains-why-talks-with-general-motors-fell-through/ ], however, which allowed Ford to swoop in give the Michigan-based company a
$500 million cash injection.
According to Motor Trend, Barra was adamant that GM will remain a segment
leader in both the electric vehicle and pickup truck spaces going forward.
The automaker may have felt pressure to publicly assert its intention to
compete in the space following its failed discussions with Rivian, which was
seen by some as a missed opportunity for GM – especially in light of the
Ford is currently developing a full electric version of the F-150, while
Tesla also has an electric pickup of its own under development. [It’s not
clear what the timeline is for the arrival of the e-F-150 trucks are].
Re: EVLN: Barra sez GM's e-putruck adamantly confirmed> (camo shots)
On 5/5/19 12:02 AM, EVDL Administrator via EV wrote:
> On 4 May 2019 at 19:24, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
>> General Motors CEO Mary Barra has confirmed to reporters the automaker will
>> one day offer a battery electric pickup truck.
> Yeah, "one day." Right. I'm still waiting for the electric Chevette they
> promised back in 1980. I'm not holding my breath for either EV.
I sure see a lot of "GM forgiveness" (or "GM ignorance") around. I'm
pleased to see it is not so pervasive as I thought. I will never buy
another GM car. Not withstanding the "it is not the same company"