GM electric truck latest entrant in rich US pickup market

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New York (AFP) – General Motors launched its all-electric Chevrolet Silverado on Wednesday, formally entering a contest for the lucrative US pickup market against fellow Detroit giant Ford as well as Tesla and other electric vehicle upstarts. Mary Barra, chief executive of the Detroit automaker, unveiled the vehicle in a virtual appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show, giving a wide-ranging keynote speech that also highlighted GM’s autonomous technology. The GM announcement came a day after Ford said it would nearly double production capacity for the electric version of its top-selling F-1…

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