General Motors is no stranger to the EV news cycle this week, as they follow up news of their battery innovation center [suggestion: hyperlink to previous news brief] with plans to reveal the new, fully electric Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, this January. The latest announcement came with a preview of the truck, which features a fixed glass roof – offering drivers expansive visibility, increased headroom, and an enhanced experience for both front and rear passengers.
EV drivers will be thrilled to learn that some versions of the Silverado EV pickup will offer a range of 645 kilometres as well as a ‘chassis feature that enables the vehicle to steer all four wheels,’ promising enhanced maneuverability and improved handling. The Silverado EV will use the Ultium platform, GM’s electric solution for future vehicles.
During a call on Wednesday, GM President Mark Reuss told investors that the Silverado EV is highly innovative and will “spark the interest of a very different kind of buyer than those of existing gas and diesel full-size trucks.”
Specifically, Reuss notes, the Silverado EV aims to remain more affordable than comparative vehicles, like the Hummer EV which starts at $112,595. While the Silverado EV will offer a different price point, it will be built on the same platform as the Hummer EV, and reportedly feature the same body-frame-integrated, “structural sandwich” approach as the Hummer EV. The Silverado EV will be assembled at GM’s Factory Zero plant in Hamtramck, Michigan.