General Motors has big plans for the future. The company is about to launch an electric truck. Well, we can read a lot of rumors about these vehicles, especially Ford’s and Tesla’s pickups. We didn’t pay too much attention to GM until someone mentioned they will launch this model as 2021 Hummer.
The comeback of the famous nameplate would be stunning, that is for sure. First of all, not too many enthusiasts believed in its return. Then, it could be turned into a truck, and finally, the electric motor is something no one saw coming. However, we will see if any of these will turn out true. We don’t believe that production will start in 2021, but the concept will be definitely the vehicle worth of waiting.
2021 Hummer Electric Truck vs Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Electric Pickup
This is a battle of future vehicles. Only Tesla stepped up with a kind of an electric pickup, but the Cybertruck is not something fans want. Well, we cannot expect a hauler right from the start, since the electric technology is not gone so far yet. Most other companies, such as Ford and GM, are still within the speculations. No official announcements have been made and we can’t see moves towards production.
Well, Ford promised an electric truck, somewhere in the future. The Blue Oval company is investing a lot into electrification, but the pickup is not going to be ready any time soon. On the other hand, Elon Musk said the truck is the priority for his engineers. Now, when the GM entered the race, at least rumors mill, we could see the first products sooner.
2021 Hummer Comeback
The company never gave up on the Hummer. However, the first official info about its comeback arrived late in 2019. Multiple sources confirmed that the company is thinking of its return. But, the public expected to see rugged SUV. And it will be, but this model is due for 2023. Before it comes as the SUV, the 2021 Hummer will appear as a truck concept with an electric drivetrain.
This will speed up the evolution of engines and soon we will see more and more models using this type of power. Besides the abovementioned trucks, more companies are in the market. Something closest to the production is Rivian R1T with most specs already unveiled. But, the price of these vehicles is a stumbling block.
On the other hand, it is nice to see General Motors is ready to take on the challenge to class leaders in this segment. The company is slowing down and we are still waiting for hybrid drivetrains in the crossover and SUV class. Ford recently launched an electric Mach E model.
GM is also losing the pace in the truck market. Ram 1500 is now the biggest rival to the undisputed champion of the class, Ford F-150. Now, the electric pickup would increase the chances of bouncing back in all areas. Chevy Colorado is still one of the best mid-size models, but the new Ford Ranger is also now available in the US market.