While General Motors is already building the Chevrolet Silverado EV in work truck form, the plan was to start building more luxurious versions later next year. But that plan has changed, and now GM says the Silverado EV – as well as the GMC Sierra EV – will be delayed until late in 2025, a full year behind schedule.
The EV work trucks are built at Factory Zero, or Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, which also builds the GMC Hummer EV. The higher-level trims would be built at GM’s Orion Assembly plant in Michigan, where it currently builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, which are being killed off this year. According to the Detroit Free Press, that factory will now be idled for a year, with its 1,000 employees being shuffled around other GM factories in the state.
The Free Press reports that GM says the production delay will ‘better manage its capital investment in EVs and to align the investment with evolving EV demand.’
“We’re looking at EV demand and the trendline for EVs is stabilizing,” says GM spokesman Kevin Kelly. “It is not rising as fast as originally forecasted.”