It’s no secret that General Motors has been investing heavily into building electric vehicles with a massive wave of cars on the way. However, at least two of its brands, GMC and Chevrolet, won’t be quick on the draw to turn electric. And that’s probably because of the expansive truck and SUV portfolio. According to the latest reports, the two brands will continue to offer gasoline-powered vehicles alongside BEVs for at least a few more years.
Chevrolet and GMC: Plans For The Future
The Chevrolet Silverado EV is expected to go on sale next spring. Meanwhile, GMC is set to debut the Sierra EV in a few months, while it already has the Hummer EV on sale. Additionally, GMC has invested quite a substantial amount of money into two high-end Sierra trims (the Denali Ultimate and AT4X) as ways to boost profit margins, and bankroll GM’s all electric strategy.
Despite some big electric vehicles coming to the market from these two brands, combustion-powered versions of the Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon are due for a refresh next year. According to an Automotive News product timeline, it estimates that electric versions on the way, due sometime in 2026. As for the full-size SUVs, the Tahoe and Suburban siblings from Chevrolet and the Yukon and Yukon XL from GMC are expected to debut all-electric versions in 2026, per the report. These big SUVs will also be sold alongside the more conventional versions with V8 engines that we see today.
Rumors continue to swirl about a Chevrolet Camaro replacement, which some say will be an electric sport sedan the could be built at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan. The sixth-generation Camaro will sunset after the 2024 model year.
However, the silver lining is that while the all-electric transformation is in full swing at Cadillac and Buick, GM isn’t giving up on ICE just yet, and we suppose we should take what little victories we can.