General Motors has affirmed that it will be building an all-electric version of its much-popular Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, signaling its subsequent effort to go carbon neutral by 2040 and building over 25 EVs in the future. The automaker declined to provide speculated release date, pricing, or photos. Still, GM said that the vehicle will be built in its Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan
GM has recently announced the 2022 Hummer EV pickup and the 2024 Hummer EV SUV signifying GMC's will for electric dominance. The Silverado EV will also yield on GM's Ultium battery platform and also offer an expected 400 miles of range on a single charge.
Currently, Chevy's biggest rival Ford has announced that they will be soon releasing their 2023 Ford F-150 EV. The Hummer EV SUV will go against the Mustang Mach-E. Some other overlanders are also in the rivalry, like the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck and the R1T pickup from Rivian.
"The vehicles coming from Factory Zero will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles, 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."- Mark Reuss, President, General Motors.
The electric Silverado truck will be built at the company's Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan. Reuss also confirmed the recently revealed GMC HUMMER EV SUV would be built at Factory ZERO.
Retail and fleet variants will offer consumers a diversity of choices and are assumed to be in high demand. Today's decision asserts Chevrolet's promise to build on the brand's 100 years of truck expertise and leadership while transitioning to an all-electric destiny in the light-vehicle range.
With companies running in for a carbon-free and zero-emissions future, GM seems to be at the forefront of all this. The brand wants to lead the digital-first environment, and hence this new logo is a way of doing so.
The brand new Ultium electric vehicle platform, which induces the auto maker's EV Growth, set from the high-end Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV to more mass-market offerings. Ultium is super resilient and may deliver up to 450 kilometers of reach and 0-to-60 mph in no more than 3 seconds.
Soon after GM made this announcement, its shares set a new record during intraday trading Tuesday. According to a report on CNBC, GM’s stocks closed up 1.5% at $61.94 a share, after hitting an intraday high of $63.44 earlier on Tuesday.