GM has plans of making electric versions of the Hummer, Cadillac Escalade, and GMC Sierra at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, according to multiple reports.
This isn't some distant future plan by GM either, as the production of some of the vehicles will start as early as 2021.
GM hasn't made any comments yet, but during negotiations with the United Auto Workers, they said the company is going to invest $3 billion to convert the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant for the production of electric vehicles. It's also established that GM has a plan of producing 20 all-electric nameplates by 2023.
3 The Electric Hummer Is First
It's already been 10 years since the Hummer brand became defunct. Rumors regarding its resurrection have circulated for years already, but the most recent ones claim the Hummer brand will return as an electric off-roading truck and SUV.
According to LMC, the Hummer, along with an unknown electric van, will be the first vehicles to enter production - starting late 2021.
2 Electric Escalade
Following the zero-emissions Hummer, GM has plans of building an all-electric Cadillac Escalade, with production scheduled to start mid-2023. The EV will be one of the powertrain options for the upcoming 5th generation Escalade, but seeing as the redesigned Cadillac is earmarked for a 2021 debut, the electric version won't be available from the beginning.
The expected range of the Cadillac Escalade EV is 400+ miles, which suggests a huge battery pack.
1 GMC Sierra EV
Simultaneously to the Escalade, GM will also commence production of what's most likely the GMC Sierra EV in 2023. A few months ago, GM President Mark Reuss told Wards Auto that the automaker would not only have an electric pickup truck but that it’s already in development.