Electric baby pickups are nothing new, but it’s interesting to see GM interested in this type of vehicle. With so much attention being paid to making everything gigantic, it’s refreshing to see a company like GM take an interest in something smaller and less popular.
The small-ish truck could be a very accessible option for those looking for an electric pickup, as it would likely have a lower price tag than similar trucks on the market. Additionally, its low roofline and small footprint could make it pretty comfortable to drive, even in smaller city spaces.
Rumors persist that General Motors could phase out the Chevrolet Caprice Police SUV in favor of something more up-to-date. If true, this would be a big change for the police vehicle market, and one that deserves closer examination. While it’s likely that GM would tailor a new police car specifically to meet the needs of law enforcement officials, it’s also possible they might explore other options. A potential replacement for the Caprice Police SUV could be an all-new model that is significantly different than anything currently on the market. At this point, it’s hard to say what GM is planning, but speculations abound and we’ll sure be keeping our eyes peeled!
I’m not sure why American automakers continue to produce cars that are so large and honkingly loud. It seems like our market simply doesn’t want these types of trucks, despite the fact that they might be more efficient in terms of ::driving::. I think it would be smart for GM to consider making cars that are much smaller and quieter, like the Kei trucks from :: elsewhere ::. Maybe this is something our market will eventually embrace, but for now I just wish U.S. automakers would go a little bit further down this ultra-teeny truck road.’
The GM V-8 engines are a valuable commodity for the automaker and its customers. The company plans to pump $579 million into its Flint facility to crank out another generation of engines, even as it claims it will rid its lineup of gas guzzlers by 2035. This contradictory move suggests that the V-8 engines are still a priority for GM, even as it tries to clean up its image.
The Nissan CEO’s comments highlight the company’s current commitment to an all-electric future, but also include a major caveat – that some of their traditional customers using internal combustion engines won’t be left behind. This message is likely intended to reassure these customers as Nissan makes its push towards electric vehicles.
Despite earlier expectations that GM would partner with LG on a fourth U.S. battery plant, the company has shelved the plan, citing fewer opportunities for success in light of AUTOLIV’s acquisition of LG’s batteries business earlier this year. This means that, at present, only one battery plant is active in the United States – in Ohio – and production estimates for two more plants have been revised down due to LIMITED BATTERY SUPPLY and increasing competition from other sources of EV components.