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GM mulling all-electric GMC pickup

by Ben Hsu

The report follows just days after Ford confirmed plans to launch a battery powered F-Series.

General Motors is the latest major automaker to acknowledge that its pickup trucks will likely be included in the shift toward electric vehicles.

Speaking to CNBC about the possibility of an all-electric GMC Sierra pickup, GMC brand head Duncan Aldred confirmed "certainly, it's something we're considering."

The executive did not mention a timeframe for bringing such a model to market, though it is presumably at least a few years off.

The comments follow just days after a Ford executive confirmed plans to launch an all-electric F-Series pickup. Trucks have become an increasingly important segment for the Detroit Big Three as customers shift away from cars.

Ford, GM and other automakers likely have their sights on Tesla's upcoming pickup, one of Elon Musk's pet projects that he intends to launch in the early 2020s.

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