GM is adding an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to its lineup, as the automaker insisted on delivering more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025.
GM President Mark Rees said on Tuesday that the Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup will be based on the automaker’s Ultium battery platform and will have an estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. It should be noted that this is GM’s forecast that is not an official EPA figure.
GM is positioning full-size pickups for both the consumer and commercial markets. Rees said retail and fleet versions of the Silverado electric pickup will be offered with a variety of options and configurations.
“I am very excited about our potential in the fleet and commercial space. An important part of the EV market, especially in the beginning,” Rees said during a presentation at the company’s factory zero assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtrak.
The electric Silverado will go head-to-head with Ford’s upcoming Electric F-150. And while the new EV entry will not be going after the Revien commercial market, its Electric RT1 pick will also provide competition in the space. Rivian hopes to begin delivery of its electric RT1 pickup truck this summer.
The news also follows a string of announcements over the past 18 months, including GM’s launch of the Ultium battery platform and BrightDrop, a new business unit to offer commercial customers – starting with FedEx – a suite of electrical and connected products. Ecosystem. Brightdrop will debut with two main products: an electric van called EV600 with an estimated range of 250 miles and a pod-like electric pallet dubbed the EP1.
Last year, GM paid more than $ 27 billion for EV and AV product development, including $ 7 billion in 2021 and plans to launch 30 EVs worldwide by the end of 2025, including two in North America. More than a third were available.
Rees said the company will build the company’s zero assembly plant in Detroit and a Silverado electric pickup truck in Hamtrak, Michigan. He confirmed that the GMC Hummer EV SUV, which was unveiled over the weekend, will also be built at the factory. GM renamed its Detroit-Hamtrak assembly plant “Factory Zero” in October 2020, and later said it would invest $ 2.2 billion in the factory to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs.
The facility, which is undergoing a complete renovation and redeployment and has expanded to more than 4.5 million square feet, GMC Hummer EV Pickup and Cruise Genesis, a purpose-built, all-electric and shared self-driving vehicle Will produce . Production of the GMC Hummer EV pickup will begin later this year.