Chevrolet confirms debut of all-electric version of Silverado pickup

Chevrolet confirms debut of all-electric version of Silverado pickup

April 7, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Representatives of the American brand said that serial production of a fully electric version of the Silverado pickup truck will begin soon. The latter will be produced in the same plant that will assemble the Hummer electric SUV.

Production of an all-electric version of the Chevrolet Silverado truck has been confirmed, according to a recent report from the American concern General Motors. And it’s clear – even at this early stage – that GM is planning to counter this novelty to the electric Ford F-150.

We say “early stage” because GM’s announcement is a bit tight-lipped and suggests that much has yet to be finalized.

We know the electric pickup will be built alongside the GMC Hummer electric SUV / pickup at the Zero plant in Detroit-Hamtramck (USA). It will also be built from the ground up as an electric vehicle based on the Ultium architecture. One of the most significant features of the electric Silverado will be an estimated range of 643.74 km. That’s 100 more than the range we’d expect from an electric F-150.

“The cars coming from Factory Zero will change the world and the way the world perceives electric vehicles,” said a spokesman for the American concern Reuss.

The Detroit-based automaker has an ambitious plan to ship over 1 million electric vehicles by 2025, although it’s important to note that this is on a global scale. The Ultium platform will undoubtedly play a role in this initiative, although we do not expect to see it anytime soon. To GM’s credit, a $ 2.2 billion investment in its Detroit-Hamtramck plant. The plant will serve as the starting point for GM’s EV strategy for all of its brands.

The timing of the debut of the Chevrolet ёSilverado electric truck is still unknown, but production of GMC Hummer electric vehicles is expected to begin at the Zero plant by the end of the year.