- General Motors has designed a two-door, electric, compact pickup truck as reported by Automotive News.
- The truck will compete with the Ford Maverick and will be placed under the Chevy Silverado EV, as pictured above.
- The EV truck will start at under $30,000, but there are no concrete plans for production as GM is still evaluating the feasibility of the new model.
Full-size and mid-size pickups have ballooned in size in recent years, and Ford found a niche in the truck market when it introduced the truly compact Maverick in 2022. The company sold all the 74,000 it could make last year and it’s already sold from the 2023 model year. It seems that cross-town rival General Motors has taken notice, with Automotive News reports that the automaker has already laid out preliminary designs for a compact two-door truck.
A said it had seen pictures of the pickup at GM’s design studio in Warren, Michigan on Wednesday. The proposed truck will be smaller than the Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, both of which only have four doors. The truck will also be electric, with a bed measuring between 4.0 and 4.5 feet. Prices will start at under $30,000, and while no make or model name has been associated with the truck yet, it’s hard to imagine anything other than Chevrolet.
General Motors is currently researching what a customer might want in a small truck. A the report Michael Pevovar, Chevrolet’s director of affordable EV and crossover design, said, “We built this to get some reaction and then try to modify it or move on.” Affordability was the focus of this project, and Pevovar acknowledged that the two-door bodystyle might be too small for the predominantly four-door US market. No production timeline has been announced, but if GM receives positive feedback, we expect the electric compact truck to arrive before the end of the decade.