All-electric Chevrolet Silverado coming soon
KUALA LUMPUR: All-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck has been made official by General Motors. What’s interesting is that it will be built alongside the GMC Hummer EV at the Factory Zero plant.
The automaker further reported that the zero-emission, full-electric pickup truck is designed from scratch. The EV will underpin the GM’s new Ultium batteries and platform that the automaker claims to provide an estimated range of over 644 km on a full charge. The said figure is around 161 km more than the upcoming Ford F-150 EV, one of the Silverado’s direct competitors.
Furthermore, the range figure also exceeds other electric pickup trucks like the Bollinger B2 and Rivian R1T.
General Motors President, Mark Reuss said, The vehicles coming from Factory Zero will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles.” He further added, “The GMC Hummer EV SUV joins its stablemate in the realm of true super trucks, and Chevrolet will take everything Chevy’s loyal truck buyers love about Silverado — and more — and put it into an electric pickup that will delight retail and commercial customers alike.”
GM and its electric journey
By the year 2025, General Motors has the target to deliver more than a million EVs globally 2025. The automaker is leaning heavily on the EV segment with its Ultium platform being the backbone.
All the upcoming EVs from the automaker will be manufactured at the recently ungraded (with USD 2.2 billion investment) Factory Zero plant that was earlier known as Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly.