GM Confirms Electric Chevy Silverado Pickup, Claims 400-Mile Range


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Following the announcement of the SUV variant of its Hummer EV, General Motors confirmed that it will build electric versions of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Details weren't immediately revealed, but we do know that it will be based on the Ultium platform, which is GM's premium EV architecture, and it'll be built at the same Detroit plant as the new Hummer.

The announcement of the Silverado comes with a big promise: an estimated 400 miles of range. That's more than either the Hummer pickup or SUV, which reportedly offer 350 and 300 miles respectively using the same platform. Ultium is modular enough that GM can upscale the battery to get that 400 figure, which is actually what the auto giant launched the platform with, so it's not talking out its behind here. It also likely means that the truck with the highest range will be two-wheel-drive since the more motors you add, the quicker you drain the kilowatts.

What we do know, for now, is that Silverado EV will come with retail and fleet versions and with a range of options for customers. The move to make electric pickups is part of GM's overall strategy towards electrification and is basically knowing what its customers like; GM already has the Bolt for folks who just want a regular car at a reasonable price, then the Ultium-based trucks are for people looking for something, well, bigger.
 

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Lol exactly. GM is big mad after all the hype of reviving a brand only to realize that nobody cares about an electric pick-up that's going to put more miles on the charger than the road. :LOL: Now that the big hype flopped, they want to to turn back to normal trucks with bigger claims? Yeah, ok. Keep up that wild goose chase, GM.
it's not talking out its behind here.
I'm so glad this was clarified. :ROFLMAO:
 

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