General Motor has a plan to carry out its development in the field of electric mobility. For imminent persuasion of the goal of launching 30 new 100 percent electric (EV) models by 2025, the American terminal confirmed that there will be an EV version of its Silverado pick-up named as Chevrolet Silverado EV, developed at its Factory ZERO assembly plant in Michigan.
“The vehicles coming from Factory Zero will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “The GMC Hummer EV SUV joins its stablemate in the realm of true supertrucks, 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.”
Chevy’s option will compete with electric trucks from Ford, Tesla, Lordstown, Bollinger, and Nikola. Now that electric vehicles have started to gain some traction, automakers are looking at the pickup truck segment as the next battle line.
Power Source Sneak of Chevrolet Silverado EV
Information regarding specifications under the hood are not unveiled yet. But some sneak peeks were introduced. The Chevrolet Silverado Electric pickup trucks will offer a range of 640km on a full charge when launched in the next few years. Very fast 0-100 km / hr times are expected to be seen from the new Chevrolet Silverado. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle. The electric Silverado will use the Ultium Platform of GM, with batteries produced at the automaker’s plant in Lordstown, Ohio. They could mount one, two or three electric motors depending on the setting and could offer up to 1,000 hp with a combined configuration. All-wheel drive should be standard. Electric powertrains will give pickup trucks far more performance, better off-roading capability, smoother rides, and quieter cabins. The only issue with electric powertrains is the lack of overall range and towing capacity. An economy variant for fleets and several options with a high level of equipment are expected to be offered.
Latest Possible Technologies in Chevrolet Silverado EV
According to company sources, this electric version of the pick-up will have a specific design and will take advantage of GM’s latest electric propulsion technology. Of course, for now data on the technical specifications have not transcended but, knowing that it will be manufactured in the same factory and on the same platform of the Hummer EV, it is possible to assume that it will adopt the mechanics of that. The Cruise Origin, an all-electric and shared self-driving vehicle will also be built at Factory Zero. Like the Ford F-150 EV, the Electric Chevy might not look too different. The shape and size of the truck will remain the same. But it will gain a port for charging, of course. Both the F-150 and Silverado will have revised front facias and may have interior upgrades as well with pops of colors to create an electric truck vibe.
Truck enthusiasts might be concerned that electrifying the Silverado will affect its capability, but Chevrolet plans to use its 100 years of truck expertise to make sure the electric Silverado pantomimes supremacy.
Chevrolet’s Strategy For Establishment Of Supremacy In EV Industry
Chevrolet expects to debut the Silverado EV as a 2023 model that goes on sale in early 2024. The automaker did state that the electric Silverado would be available in both retail and fleet variants with plenty of options to choose from GM and is under the impression that the Silverado EV will be in high demand.
“I’m excited to share (Chevrolet Silverado EV) with everyone, because it’s just stunning. I think we’re gonna see strong demand there. It will, along with some other products, be an important part of getting to our goal to have North America leadership. It’s one of a few or several getting into the high volume segments that obviously we need to do and GM is well positioned to do building on the Ultium Platform to achieve that leadership. It’s mainly making sure those customers win in the marketplace from a customer-facing perspective. That’s what we’ll be focused on frankly between now and 2035 when our aspiration is to sell all EVs from a light-duty vehicle perspective,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.