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Would you buy an electric Chevy today? What about an electric GMC?

Are you ready to buy an electric truck?  

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No!

Recently went on a  one way 470 mile trip with our 4 banger turbo. 4 adults and baggage. High winds both ways. No electric would do that.  

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Never saw this poll so never voted. I would say it would be a long time before I went full electric in my truck, range, charge time and most importantly infrastructure would have to be much improved. I have taken my truck to places where either an electric wouldn't get there and back or it would have been a huge hindrance to plot a path to get to charging stations and wait.

 

For our second vehicle we are considering one as we rented a Tesla in San Diego last year and were quite smitten with it. The Fiancé's car doesn't go or do what my truck does though it does go on road trips and we can plan accordingly with that I would think most of the time, or just take my truck if the area is remote. I am a big proponent of plug in hybrids and that is most likely what her next car with be, the Rav4 Prime to replace her current Rav4 (or one of the competitors like Honda or Hyundai/Kia unless GM comes out with one in a compact CUV). She can charge at work for free, drive there and back not using any gas then we can take road trips with out having to worry about filling up while running on gas and having around town power and fuel savings on electricity. If they did a truck that was a plug in hybrid or even a good legit hybrid that I would be interested in. That Tesla we had in San Diego cost us a little over $10 for 3 days and 2 nights, the hotel had a flat overnight charge fee. A rental car would have costs use over $50 for the same driving if not more at their gas prices. Not to mention the instant torque and get up were intoxicating, it even made my GTO feel slow (Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Performance).

 

So there are huge positives, combining that instant massive torque around town and when towing would be a huge cost saver for around town driving and low speed towing for trucks which is where they are most inefficient from a start. I would love to drive my 40 mile round trip commute on battery alone, I can only imagine the cost savings I would save on gas versus my current 17ish mpg average. And plug in hybrids also qualify for the tax credit which significantly brings down the cost. 

 

To answer the poll, I am in the 10+ years camp once mass produced; either Chevy or GMC most likely but it doesn't matter as which ever has the features and styling or cost I prefer, and they can keep the Silverado/Sierra name as it is just another powertrain, I believe the F150 is doing the same so I see it as just another engine option that happens to be electric. Now if they change the entire styling and interior/exterior then yeah, give it a new name but if it looks similar and uses the same body then keep the same names...

 

Tyler

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I can see myself to buy  electric truck in the future to replace my daily driving 2020 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel, but my heavy duty truck I use to tow my 5th wheel TH will be impossible to replace with electric one.  

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I would be open to it for sure.  Like some others said, with a truck, need to make sure battery life is in the 500+ mile range

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If the range and recharging times are good, I'm in.  In the meantime, I'd take a hybrid.  The new F150 hybrid gets 25 mpg city...

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