All-Electric Silverado is Coming
General Motors announced that Chevrolet will be introducing an electric Silverado pickup truck with an estimated range of 400 miles on a single charge. It will be built at the company’s new Factory ZERO assembly plant in Michigan, the same plant that will be building GMC’s electric Hummer.
The electric Chevrolet Silverado is being built on GM’s Ultium Platform, which has seen significant investments in the past months. In January 2020, GM announced an investment of $2.2 billion into the Factory ZERO plant. This all adds up to more than $27 billion in EV and AV product development with plans for General motors to have launched 30 electric vehicles globally by the end of 2025.
General Motors also announced that a commercial fleet version of the electric truck was also in the works. This will help as businesses continue a push towards electric fleets. Recently, Ford announced an all-electric Transit van that will also help businesses move towards greener operations.
The electric Silverado won’t be the only fully electric truck hitting the roads in the next several years. The Tesla Cybertruck is reported to begin shipping in early 2022 and the Rivian R1T is expected later this year. Their toughest competition of all will likely come with the introduction of an electric Ford F-150 which is expected in 2023.