Normal Motors will debut the all-electric Chevy Silverado on the 2022 Shopper Electronics present in January in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a part of CEO Mary Barra’s opening keynote deal with.
The Silverado EV would be the second electrical truck introduced by GM, following the pickup model of the resurrected Hummer. The Silverado is likely one of the flagship automobiles within the firm’s a lot bigger push into electrical automobiles — an effort that GM described in better element on Wednesday throughout an investor occasion the place it additionally introduced a brand new model of its hands-free driver help system. It is going to be the primary electrical truck for the Chevy model, although, and it’s type of becoming that it’ll debut at CES, contemplating that the manufacturing Bolt EV was revealed there in 2016.
The Silverado EV will likely be constructed on the identical Ultium battery pack and electrical drivetrain that GM is utilizing to energy the Hummer, the Cadillac Lyriq, and a number of different automobiles. The corporate claims that may let the electrical Silverado journey greater than 400 miles on a full cost. It is going to be bought in each shopper and fleet variations, very like the Ford F-150 Lightning.
GM introduced Wednesday that all-wheel steering will likely be an possibility for the Silverado EV, in addition to a “fixed-glass roof,” which it teased in a photograph. Whereas it’s not as expansive because the all-glass roof on Tesla’s vehicles, or Ford’s Mustang Mach-E, it’s a lot greater than a typical moonroof and hopefully gained’t give GM among the identical adhesion issues that these different firms have handled.
In any other case, not an excessive amount of is thought about Chevy’s first mass-market electrical truck, together with when will probably be available on the market. GM has already made some large guarantees round its Ultium technology of electrical automobiles, even whereas it struggles with its first technology thanks to an enormous recall of the Bolt EV.