While electric cars seem to account for a large portion of the automotive news cycle every day, they still account for a very small share of total car sales, especially for retail customers,media reported. This may be because most electric cars are still quite expensive compared to cheaper internal combustion engines on sale, and the technology still has a long way to go.
While the average person may accept speeds that may be slower, commercial customers are always looking for an advantage, and electric delivery trucks are becoming increasingly attractive to companies with large fleets because they reduce maintenance and fuel costs. But so far, people have not seen a specially made electric van can be replaced collectively.
But Gm thinks it may offer a solution, according to a Reuters report released on Thursday. Several sources close to the company told the media that the company is indeed working on an electric van that, in theory, would “close” the door to Tesla, which is not currently in the water.
The car, which is said to be called BV1, will be produced at the Detroit-Hamtramik plant in 2021 along with the planned electric truck. It is unclear whether GM will sell the car with its existing truck or truck brands — Chevrolet, GM, Hummer — or choose to revive it from a bunch of brands that have been abandoned.
GM did not immediately respond to a request for comment in response to the report.