Chevrolet is readying a new version of its Silverado pickup that will boast an electric motor and the ability to deliver more than 400 miles of tailpipe emissions-free driving between charges of its battery.
The automaker says the new Silverado EV will come from a revamped assembly plant in Detroit that will “focus on sustainable manufacturing.” The plant will also assemble the upcoming GMC Hummer EV pickup. Also on tap from the factory is a fully autonomous vehicle carrying the Cruise Origin nameplate.
The electric Silverado will share its name but not its underpinnings with the automaker’s current fleet of gas- and diesel-fueled pickups. Chevy says the truck is an all-new electric vehicle design from square one. It shares the Ultium battery platform with the GMC Hummer EV.
Chevy didn’t say when the electric Silverado pickup truck will hit the market, but reports suggest it could go into production as early as 2022.
The upcoming electric Silverado is one of a spate of new EV pickups coming, including the Hummer EV, a version of the Ford F-150, the Rivian R1T, and even the Tesla Cybertruck. Startup brand Rivian is likely to be the first to market when production of the R1T starts in June, though its rivals already have established dealer networks. Find a Chevrolet Silverado for sale