When it comes to electric pick-up trucks, a handful of manufacturers are racing to get them into production. Tesla is one of the first to introduce an EV pick-up with the Cybertruck back in 2019. Others then followed soon after, such as Rivian with the R1T, GMC with the Hummer EV, and Ford with the electric F-150, to name a few. But soon, another manufacturer will be joining the party – Chevrolet.
Chevrolet announced that they will be building an electric pick-up truck based on the Silverado. It will be built at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan. For reference, this is also the same place where the GMC Hummer EV pick-up and SUV are built.
While the news of a Silverado EV is exciting, there are not a lot of details of the truck to go on just yet. So far, Chevrolet only said that the electric pick-up truck will ride on their new Ultium EV Platform combined with the Silverado’s “proven capability”. It will also offer owners a GM-estimated range of "more than 644 km on a single charge".
The automaker did not announce when the EV pick-up truck will debut. With that, it’s still uncertain whether the Silverado EV will be based on the current or the next-generation model. Do remember that the Silverado being sold today was introduced in 2018. Assuming it arrives sometime in 2023 or 2024, the same time GMC rolls out the Hummer, it might be an all-new model already.
What can we expect from the Chevrolet Silverado EV? It will likely have similar specs and options available on the GMC Hummer EV, considering they both use GM’s Ultium platform. With that, the Silverado could be available with a maximum of three electric motors and all-wheel drive, just like Hummer.