General Motors President Mark Reuss on April 6 announced Chevrolet will introduce a Silverado electric pickup truck that will be built at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, MI.
Reuss also confirmed the recently revealed GMC HUMMER EV SUV will be built at Factory ZERO.
GM plans to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025 and earn EV market leadership in North America. With the company’s Ultium Platform, virtual development tools and technology, GM has reduced vehicle development times by nearly 50% to just 26 months.
The Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup is designed from the ground up to be an EV, harnessing the best of the Ultium Platform and Silverado’s proven capability. The electric Silverado will offer customers a GM-estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge.
Retail and fleet versions will offer customers a variety of options and are expected to be in high demand.
The April 6 announcement affirms Chevrolet’s commitment to build on the brand’s 100 years of truck expertise and leadership, while transitioning to an all-electric future in the light-vehicle space.
“The vehicles coming from Factory ZERO will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” said Reuss. “The GMC HUMMER EV SUV joins its stablemate in the realm of true supertrucks, and Chevrolet will take everything Chevy’s loyal truck buyers love about Silverado---and more---and put it into an electric pickup that will delight retail and commercial customers alike.”
The 2024 HUMMER EV SUV is the next chapter in the HUMMER EV story, offering more options for customers to tailor the truck to their lifestyles, while continuing to encourage them to forge new paths with zero emissions. Driven by the Ultium Platform, the new HUMMER EV SUV launches with the exclusive Edition 1, offering greater customer choice to equip the vehicle for optimum efficiency or maximum off-road capability. GMC HUMMER EVs were envisioned to be the most capable and compelling electric supertrucks.
In January 2020, GM announced it was investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce...