GM's Chevrolet Silverado Is Going Fully Electric

By Cee Lippens April 09, 2021 478
GM President Mark Reuss talks with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Tuesday, during a tour of GM’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan. GM President Mark Reuss talks with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Tuesday, during a tour of GM’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan. (photo credit GM)

GM announced this week  it plans on building an all electric Chevrolet Silverado EV pick-up truck at its soon to be retooled Factory Zero in Hamtramck Mi. Factory Zero once known as the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly is in the process of getting a 2.2 billion dollar overhaul to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. In October 2020, GM renamed the plant Factory ZERO to reflect GM’s vision of a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

The Chevy Silverado is getting an electirc makeover

The new Silverado has been redesigned from the ground up to be an EV and will be outfitted with the top of the line Utitium Battery Platform. The pick-up will offer drivers an estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. GM is predicting the EV Silverado will be very popular, the automaker said.

“The vehicles coming from Factory ZERO will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” said GM President Mark Reuss on April 6th's press release  “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 automaker recently revealed the Hummer SUV EV will also be built at Factory zero. 

GM has said all of its light-duty vehicles will be zero emissions by 2035 and the company will be carbon neutral by 2040. The company plans to become a leader in the EV market by delivering over 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025.  GM has managed to reduce vehicle development times by nearly 50 percent to 26 months, making them a solid contender in global EV leadership. 

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