Chevy will build an electric version of its Silverado pickup truck.
It will be built in the same factory as the GMC Hummer EV truck and SUV models.
We expect it to arrive in 2023 or 2024 and the electric model will be sold alongside the gas-powered Silverado.
We knew it was an inevitability, and now we have confirmation that Chevy will build an electric version of its Silverado pickup truck. Set to be built at the same factory as the GMC Hummer EV truck and SUV models, this upcoming Chevy EV will go up against the upcoming electric Ford F-150 and the countless other electric trucks promised to hit the market soon. GM claims that it will offer up to 400 miles of range on a single charge, and it will feature the company's Ultium battery packs.
Chevy also said that the electric Silverado will be offered in both work-oriented fleet and snazzier retail versions. Its impending arrival won't affect the gasoline-powered Silverado for now, as Chevy says that it is planning an update for the current internal-combustion Silverado lineup, likely for the 2022 model year.
We first heard tell of an electric Chevy pickup last year, and saw a possible design prototype for this new model in the background of a GM presentation a few months ago. It will likely be offered with multiple powertrain configurations and battery-pack sizes. The Hummer, for reference, will offer one-, two-, and three-motor drivetrains, and the Ultium battery packs range up to a 200.0-kWh capacity.
Chevy has yet to provide a timeline for when production will start on the Silverado EV. We think it will be sometime in 2023 or 2024 given the planned rollout of the Hummer truck and SUV models. GM has said that it will offer 30 new electric models by 2025, and that two thirds of those will be available in North America.
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