General Motors has finally confirmed the timing of the new Chevy Silverado electric pickup, which is now set to go into production in “early 2023”, according to Automotive News. The “Silverado-like” pickup is the first model in GM’s new electric pickup segment, and will reportedly offer more than 644 km of range on a single charge.
GM has also revealed that the new truck is designed “from the ground up” to be an all-electric vehicle with the Ultium battery and drivetrain technology, and four-wheel steeling. Prospective drivers can expect to get a first look at the Silverado EV at the Consumer Electronic Show on January 5th.
The GMC Hummer EV is, technically speaking, GM’s first all-electric pickup truck, and will reach some customers by the end of this year. However, it is being marketed as a US$80,000 ($101,608) “supertruck'” and with this in mind, the Hummer EV finds itself in the category of Tesla’s Cybertruck or the Rivian R1T, rather than the Ford F150 Lightning.
This production schedule, while exciting, puts GM behind major competitors in the electric truck segment, such as Ford. The F-150 Lightning will officially start rolling off the factory floor in the spring, and has already reached almost 200,000 orders before Ford closed the books. Rivian has already delivered some customer vehicles.