The Chevrolet Silverado EV will bow at the annual CES consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas next January, parent company General Motors announced.
The Silverado EV quietly follows in the electric tire tracks of the Ford F-150 Lightning, and its production debut will likely come before Tesla shows off an actual consumer-ready version of its Cybertruck.
Startup Rivian was first to the electric truck stable, though, with its R1T that recently went into production at an assembly plant in Illinois.
As for the Silverado EV, the truck is expected to borrow heavily from the GMC Hummer EV that should hit showrooms sometime this fall. Both trucks use the automaker’s new Ultium battery tech and dedicated electric-vehicle platform.
However, the Silverado EV should be considerably less expensive and it’s likely to boast more conventional styling in an effort to appeal to a broader base. As the Silverado EV won’t need to tout serious off-road ability, it should weigh considerably less than the GMC Hummer EV’s astounding 9,000-pound-plus curb weight. As a result, Chevy is targeting a 400-mile range for the Silverado EV, versus a 350-mile range for the Hummer. Less mass to haul around translates to less work for the electric motor.
Regardless, we’ll probably learn a lot more between now and the truck’s official unveiling. See Chevrolet Silverado models for sale