Normal Motors is readying a battery-powered Chevrolet Silverado to problem the Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T within the full-size electrical pickup truck phase.
It makes its debut in early January on the 2022 Shopper Electronics Present and is promised to supply greater than 400 miles of vary, plus a fixed-glass roof and four-wheel steering.
It enters manufacturing in early 2023 and lands in showrooms late that yr, suggesting it would arrive as a 2024 mannequin. Info on the car’s timing was confirmed on Thursday by Doug Parks, government vice chairman for international product improvement, buying and provide chain, throughout Deutsche Financial institution’s AutoTech Convention, in response to Automotive News (subscription required).
The electrical Silverado is being developed on GM’s Ultium modular EV platform present in autos just like the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq. Just like the Silverado powered by an internal-combustion engine, the electrical Silverado may even spawn a GMC Sierra counterpart.
Each electrical pickup vehicles can be constructed at GM’s Factory Zero plant in Detroit, Michigan, which is already churning out the Hummer EV and also will construct the Cruise Origin self-driving shuttle. Although it is but to be confirmed, an electrical Cadillac Escalade may additionally be constructed on the plant.
GM has teased an electrical Chevy pickup truck a number of occasions, even utilizing a mockup as a background prop throughout a presentation on the corporate’s electrification plans (proven above). Nevertheless, the design might have advanced since then.
An electrical full-size Chevy pickup with a 400-mile vary was first talked about as one among 12 upcoming EVs in GM’s 2020 sustainability report. These 12 autos would be the first batch of a deliberate 30 new all-electric fashions by 2025.
GM has mentioned it “aspires” to ultimately eliminate tailpipes from all of its light-duty vehicles by 2035, which might require making the Silverado 1500 pickup electrical, however not the larger 2500 and 3500 fashions. These are heavy-duty pickups, which weren’t talked about within the announcement.