General Motors (GM) has been working on its own electric vehicles for some time. The all-electric Silverado and Hummer EV have been stirring up a lot of excitement given their apparent features. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV will be the first electric vehicle to go on sale, and the Silverado EV will follow a year later. According to GM, the Silverado EV will enter production in early 2023. The all-electric truck will make its first public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January (2022). The pickup is slated to go on sale in the latter half of 2023.
Electric Silverado to Soon Enter Production
The 2023 Chevy Silverado will be built on General Motors’ Ultium battery pack and electric drivetrain. This is the same system used for the GMC Hummer EV. In fact, GM plans to also use this system for its other upcoming EVs like the Cadillac Lyriq. Using this new system, GM hopes to attain 400 miles of range for the Silverado. If this proves obtainable and feasible, GM may see itself rocketing ahead of competitors given that range issues are one of the bigger deterrents for consumers looking at EVs. Despite the issues with range, it seems that consumers are still showing a lot of interest in electric vehicles. Other automakers like Ford have seen continued interest in their electric vehicles as evidenced by their reservation orders. GM will have to play a bit of catch-up here, but with constant attention and focus, they can make themselves known as one of the go-to industry leaders for EVs.
The all-electric Silverado pickup will be built at GM’s EV plant Factory Zero in Detroit, Michigan. The Hummer EV will also be built at the same location as Cruise Origin, GM’s autonomous shuttle. For the Silverado, GM will be planning to offer both a consumer and fleet version of the electric pickup. The pickup will feature all-wheel steering and it will come with a fixed-glass roof which is a design element many automakers have been opting for in newer vehicles. Upon its release, the Silverado may have some tough competition from automakers like Ford, Tesla, and even Rivian. It doesn’t seem like GM will be backing down though.
The 2023 Chevy Silverado will be one of GM’s primary flagship vehicles. The automaker will also be spending at least $35 billion on electrification and electric vehicles. We’ll have to wait for more information at the CES show, but GM CEO Mary Barra will be speaking during a keynote speech so we should learn some important details about GM’s plans for the future of EVs.
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