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General Motors considers building small, affordable electric truck

This isn't the first time the company has considered producing a small, two-door truck.

General Motors is toying with the idea of a tiny truck. Automotive News reports that the automaker has envisioned having a two-door, low roof, and a bed that is about four to five feet long. 

The company unveiled the idea in an effort to generate a response from the general public with an emphasis on affordability. The initial designs are smaller than the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, the smallest pickups currently available for sale in the U.S.

Michael Pevovar, director of Chevrolet’s cheap EV and crossover design, said: “We’re making things to elicit a reaction and then to try to change it or go on.”

Chevrolet recently revealed the subcompact Montana truck, which was made in Brazil, but it was not specifically intended for the American market and is built on a foundation for internal combustion engines. 

The Montana is constructed on a car-like unibody platform that is also used by various small automobiles and is about a foot shorter than the Ford Maverick. It comes standard with front-wheel drive and a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 133 horsepower.

Although GM hasn’t chosen which brand may market the electric pickup, this isn’t the first time the company has considered producing a small, two-door truck.

The GMC Granite CPU concept car, a front-wheel-drive vehicle with a four-foot bed that has drop-down sides and a split tailgate with an extensible bed floor, was unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Granite’s opponent, the 9,000-pound Hummer EV truck, is currently available from GMC, and Chevrolet will introduce the full-size Silverado EV this spring.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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