Chevrolet is iconic, songs are sung about Chevrolet. Of course, about Ford too, and maybe that’s why lovers of both brands hate each other so much. We’ve already written about the Ford electric pickup, now it’s time for the Chevrolet Silverado in this edition. GM’s concern revealed two interesting facts.
GM revealed the day before yesterday plans for more production of electric vehicles. It turns out that not only the electric Hummer will fight in the electric pick-up market. As you already know from our previous articles, Hummer is a representative car that has undergone a major revolution and will fight for customers completely different from its predecessor. The Chevrolet Silverado will be aimed more at the company’s most loyal fans and is said to bring back what everyone loved most about it.
Chevrolet Silverado production in Detroit with a large range
The first piece of information provided is about the place of production. The new electric Silverado will be produced at the same location as the new Hummer. The facility will be involved in vehicle manufacturing Factory ZEROwhich was built in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan. This unique place will not only lead to the rebirth of Detroit as a car district, but will also change the approach to electric vehicles and define the type of electric pick-ups (in the states there is a word that cannot be translated in Europe for the most powerful. pick-ups, which is known as “big truck“).
It was also revealed that the new pick-up will be designed from the start as an electric car using all the advantages that come with it, such as a low center of gravity and a flat floor plate. It is known that the proprietary platform was called Ultium, which will offer a scalable battery pack with a capacity of 50 to 200 kWh. Head of General Motors, Mark Reuss declared that in practice this means a range of more than 400 miles, or more than 643 km. He also mentioned that Chevy’s electric pick-up will offer technologies that are hard to imagine today. With this, the car will be cheaper than the electric Hummer. It should be released in several versions, which are responsible for civil and commercial applications. It is likely that a corporate model will also be available, designed for company fleets.
Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about the plans to bring the car to market. The head of GM, however, said that the company will have more information to share soon. We will definitely share them with you, because the new Chevy will be an interesting alternative to the electric pickup from Hummer, Cybertruck, Rivian or Ford.