GM Confirms Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup: Video100
As GM Authority has covered extensively in the past, General Motors is gearing up to release 30 new EV models by 2025, and now, The General has confirmed it is developing a new all-electric Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
In an announcement earlier today, GM stated that the new Chevy Silverado electric pickup truck will be built at GM’s Factory Zero assembly facility in Michigan, previously known as Detroit-Hamtramck. GM also confirmed that the recently unveiled GMC Hummer EV SUV will also be built at the Factory Zero facility.
GM says that it will offer both retail and fleet version of the new Chevy Silverado electric pickup, and expects the battery-powered truck “to be in high demand.” Specs will include a ground-up design specifically geared for all-electric power, leveraging GM’s latest Ultium technology for upwards of 400 miles per charge.
It is possible the new all-electric pickup may be called the Chevrolet Silverado E.
“The vehicles coming from Factory Zero will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” said General Motors President Mark 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.”
In addition to providing confirmation of the new Chevy Silverado electric pickup truck, GM also confirmed plans to deliver over 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025.
“With the company’s Ultium Platform, virtual development tools and technology, GM has reduced vehicle development times by nearly 50 percent to just 26 months,” the automaker states.
Back in January, GM announced that it had earmarked $2.2 billion in upgrades for the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in order to produce a range of new all-electric trucks and SUVs. In addition to building the new Chevy Silverado electric pickup truck, the GMC Hummer EV pickup, and the GMC Hummer EV SUV, Factory Zero will also produce Cruise Origin, GM’s first purpose-built all-electric fully autonomous robo taxi.
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Ok. Great. Show the ’22 refresh already.
Should be soon, I was thinking sometime around the Q1 earnings report?
Very excited to see the Silverado EV! I’m guessing the Silverado EV will launch in late 2022. GM did an awesome job on the Hummer EV!
We already kind of saw it at the Barclays investor conference, it was in the background, but you could clearly see the Silverado EV, and the Hummer SUV and an Traverse sized EV in the distant background. Late 2022 is the word on the street for the Silverado EV, which should coincide the the ramp up of the Lordstown battery plant.
You want to see the Silverado EV?
Carscoops did a rendering of it back a couple of months ago, and they did a terrific job. It looks very, very close to the actual finished product, and I can attest to this.
It’s a little off in the proportions, but the basic design is pretty bang on for what top expect for the real deal. Go check it out…it may not be exactly what you expect.
Yes, that is it, on the nose for sure, think scaled up Bolt EUV, Looks to me like it will be hugely improved in the wind tunnel vs the Hummer hence the range increase with the same 200 kWh battery pack.
Did this say year 2025?
Is that for real?
Momolos, GM will launch 30 EV’s before 2025, the Silverado EV will most likely launch in 2023 or 2024.
Silverado EV will be a 2023 model launching late 2022, GMC variant likely 6 months behind it.
Well I hope GM doesn’t take too long with the EV Silverado.
Tesla might have close to 500K Cybertrucks on the road by 2024
GM cannot afford to allow Tesla to steal Market Share on the Truck side as it already has in the Near Luxury and Luxury Segment.
You will also have Rivian on the road as well and supposedly Ford will be by mid 2022
Hope I am wrong but this is not looking too good as of right now.
GM is not worried about Cybertruck or Tesla, there will be some customers who like Cybertruck and will buy it, as a general rule GM customers will stay with GM, likewise Ford. Truck buyers are very loyal, just ask Nissan, or Toyota and others who tried to break into the USA truck market, it’s a dog fight. Tesla has not even built 1 Cybertruck production representative model or started a test / validation program, and going from Model 3, or Y to full size trucks that tow, and haul is not easy, and requires a lot of testing and validation. Companies like GM and Ford have so much reserve knowledge about this market that a newcomer will have to figure out as they go. It will take Tesla years, likely a decade, to really understand the needs and desires of these truck buyers, meanwhile GM and Ford will both be right there in the game. Tesla has lots of reservations for the Cybertruck and I know some of the people who placed reservations, none of them own a pickup today. When you talk about testing and validation, The Hummer EV SUT basically has the Silverado EV structure, and underpinnings under it. Yes, they will scale down the Hummer suspension components for cheaper ones in the Silverado, and the less powerful motors will go in the Slilverado, but most of the test and validation time for the Silverado EV is directly connected to the Hummer EV. This is where GM can capitalize on their manufacturing scale.
Well they better fear Tesla. They have a little over 2 Million Pre-Orders so far.
I was being extremely conservative with saying 500K on the road by 2024
Legacy Automakers not taking Tesla seriously is why Tesla is where they are right now.
Ah, I have a Tesla, GM has nothing to worry about. Tesla is good at some parts, but the overall experience of owning a Tesla is lacking. Ford and GM can sleep well at night, nobody is going to knock them off their perch for a long time. You sound like a bit of a Tesla fan boy, and not digging too deeply into the details, so I am not going to go into a complicated explanation you will not understand for why GM will come out the leader in this pickup / large SUV EV segment. Let’s just wait and see… I made my bet with GM, and so far this year it has been paying huge. I also have a small bet on Ford and Tesla, and a couple of the Chinese manufacturers to spread things out. I think the next 5 years is going to be great for the entire industry, everybody will win to some extent.
I own a Tesla Model 3 and I am not a Tesla Fanboy by any stretch. I only call it as I see it. Tesla will become a huge problem in the Truck and later the Van segment.
Every interior part in my car is completely secure and extremely tight in my car. The paint is not the greatest as they admittedly have an old factory in CA but that will change with Austin, TX. I loathe that they do not offer Apple CarPlay too.
My car is quick as hell and the range is amazing. I got it not because it was a Tesla or an EV, I got it because for the money nothing comes close to it.
Yes Tesla is not the best at everything but neither was Toyota, Nissan, and Honda when they hit our shores were they?
I am a car fanatic. Have been since I was a little kid. My heart is with Ferrai but cannot afford one haha. I also love Alfa Romeos but I am a huge GM fan. Have been since I was a kid. I pull for them and they need to step up and stop taking Tesla lightly.
In five years time Tesla will be selling Five Million vehicles around the World. That is not something to be taken lightly.
And I agree with you that GM is in better shape than say Toyota so that at least makes me happy.
GM is in better shape than Toyota????? Are you nuts??? Toyota outsold everybody in the world and in the US in the first quarter this year and are gaining major market share. They own 65% of the hybrid market, so making an electric car isn’t a stretch and it’s coming. Toyota is never first but they make stuff that works and they eat everybody’s lunch.
Yes GM is in much better shape going forward than Toyota. How many EV’s is Toyota selling in Europe and China?
Not sure if you heard the news but the entire World is switching over to EV’s.
Let me know when Toyota wakes up.
You’re ignorant and delusional. GM’s market share in EVs is a rounding error. No one has ever made a dime selling EVs to date.
Why do you own a Tesla?
To give trolls something to focus on….
I got a Tesla Model 3 for multiple reasons.
It is the best Sedan for the money in the Market no questions asked. Nothing and I do mean nothing comes close. GM unfortunately took waaaaaaay too long to take Tesla seriously.
I love destroying cars off the line and watching their faces not being able to comprehend what just happened.
It is extremely Comfortable. Seats are amazing but wish they had a little more side Bolstering.
It has the most modern Tech by far (well except Apple Car Play which drives me nuts)
The range is way ahead of any other EV on the market today.
I ordered within minutes on my cell phone and did not have to talk to anyone. Not even when I picked it up. It was all touchless process. Tesla is the Future and it is right now Lol
I did not chose it because it was a Tesla or because it was an EV….But I am glad I did as the World is shifting to EV’s now and I guess I got a head start.
If you like to feel pure acceleration, go test drive a Tesla. I do not know many that have that did not order one on their phones right away.
Hopefully GM will bring me back soon. We shall see.
But even if they do not, I am a GM fan and will always pull for them. But I never have nor will I ever make excuses for their Shortcomings. Seems like most of their new offerings keep getting better but they still lag behind in the interior quality in most segments.
Hope that answered your question.
So you basically like to trigger people at stop lights who can’t afford your car thanks to democrat policies and then wonder why your Tesla gets keyed. Nice. Be sure to blame a Conservative for that, since it’s NEVER your fault.
What will you say to mobs of people who blame your EV for causing the next Texas blackout? Who’s skirts will you hide behind? Nancy’s or Mary’s?
Also, Hellcat is faster.
“What will you say to mobs of people who blame your EV for causing the next Texas blackout?”
I will tell them that they’re complete idiots living in ignorance in a make believe world.
My car is not very expensive so you once again have no clue which isn’t shocking at all. Yes I like speed and so do many people that love to drive.
Also, a Hellcat is much more expensive than my car and no it isn’t quicker. But I am not surprised you are clueless about that.
You are most likely thinking about the Demon which is almost twice the price of my car. So good for the Demon I guess.
Is there anything else you would like to learn? I am here to assist.
Why do you waste your time on a GM site. Go and hang around with the other Tesla cult members.
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I am here because I am a GM fan. I have been here for a very long time.
GM needs to do better. I have never made excuses for GM and will always demand they do better. Maybe GM brings me back soon, we shall see. I am very hopeful. I would get the Hummer SUV in a heartbeat in two years when it come out but I seriously doubt I will be able to afford a vehicle like that anytime soon. The Lyriq If priced Tesla Model Y prices might be it. Love the look and hope it doesn’t get watered down in Production Form.
lol @ Tesla building 500k Cybertrucks in 3 years. Elon’s gonna have to build more tents and fix more cars after delivery
Yeah Lol all you want but every single Automaker wishes they had anything remotely close to the upcoming Giga Berlin and Giga Austin by year end.
I am sure BMW, Audi, Cadillac, Lexus, and Mercedes thought like you did 8 years ago. How is that working out for them right now exactly?
I find it comical that everyone scoffs at Tesla making a Full size Truck that already has over 2 Million Pre Orders. I am sure that if I was old enough and this site existed the same things would have been stated about Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. An ex Ford higher up once famously said let them have the small car segment, who cares. How did that work out?
You are all making a grave mistake fi you are not taking the Cybertruck serious. Tesla will sell these like hotcakes as I said on this site the minute Tesla showed it off and I was laughed at.
So with over two million Pre Orders is it too crazy to lets say 75% are fake orders and that still leaves 500K sales….(we all know deep down inside it will be waaaaaaay more than only 25% of the Orders will not cancell.
And all these Pre Orders are from customers that actually know about the Cybertruck already.
The average customer has no clue that the Cybertruck is even coming out in the market by early 2022. Imagine what will happen when they see it in person. Some will absolutely loathe it and some will be all about the Apocalyptic Cybertruck look.
But sure, lets not worry about it. LOL right?
I agree with you. We heard it before.
Now, Tesla outsells Cadillac. Toyota outsells Chevy, and I hate to say it, but it will soon outsell the whole GM and Ford too.
Being a GM guy since I can remember, I’m sad to see what GM has become. Yes it is profitable but I hate all the Hyundai, Toyota and Kia cars I see every day replacing GM models.
As a GM guy, if you want GM to succeed at the expense of the rest of the industry, that is unreasonable. People have different taste, and there are some markets GM is simply not competitive in, that being said, GM management decided years ago to forgo volume to increase quality of products and profitability, evidenced by the 2nd half of 2020 where (during a pandemic) they reported the highest EBIT profit in their history of 12%. By making more profit, GM is generating cash needed to invest in new technologies, this year alone GM has guided for $9B in CapEx spend, $6B of which is just for electrification and software. This is compared to $2.5B Tesla guided to spend in 2021. One big difference is Tesla has diluted shareholders to generate money for CapEx, but GM is doing it with profits made off their products. Tesla stock is down so far this year, while GM is up over 50% and at all time highs. Investors are taking notice of GM, even some of Tesla’s biggest bulls, including Ron Baron who in the last 6 months has started selling his Tesla holdings, and buying GM. So far it looks like he made the right decision, time will tell, and the world is in the first inning of electrification, the winner is yet to be determined. Tesla has scored some runs in the first inning, but I hear their bullpen is not very good… haha!
Ron Barron is NOT selling his own Tesla Shares. He sold a percentage from his Companies Holdings as Tesla is growing so fast it became a huge part of their Portfolio and they cleaned it up.
Mr. Barron has repeatedly stated he will not sell any of his personal shares any time soon. Yeah we shall see if Tesla’s so called Bullpen will be better than most other Automakers. Also on a side note, I do not care about each Companies Stock price as of right now, I am worried that Tesla is eating GM’s Lunch in the segments they are in so far, and selling a lots of Cybertrucks in the Future is not a good thing for GM and Ford. Time will tell I guess.
Trump will pull the plug when he wins in 24 and Tesla will go bankrupt like obama’s solyndra.
Go to Facebook and talk all of the BS on Trump, we don’t need you here. Everyone doesn’t care about him the way you do.
Ron Baron started selling Tesla and bought GM was my statement … True or not? Tesla stock down YTD while GM Up 50% YTD, True or not? You are starting to annoy me with you fanboism for Tesla, especially when you are counting sales and dollars for products they have not made yet. GM currently sells every truck and large SUV they can build, same with Ford, both are running all the truck plants on overtime, and GM is refitting Oshawa as fast as possible to fill more demand for HD pickups, I really do not see the need to panic. Don’t forget too, GM is just about the launch the refreshed Silverado and Sierra, which will certainly give sales and prices a boost, having new powertrains, new interior, new electrical systems, and available Supercruise. GM might have some tricks up their sleeve too, I am hoping to see a hybrid like Ford’s that can charge a depleted EV, or power a house when the power is out.
Tesla on the other hand is dealing with long delays in launching their refreshed S and X, likely costing Jerome Guillen his job, and slowing Model 3 sales globally. Berlin, and Austin construction are both way behind schedule and over budget which cost Tesla’s top construction planner his job. I mean Austin is a disaster, they had body shop robots delivered 2 months ago, when there was no plant to put them in (they just started putting insulation and roofing on parts this week) and its been raining ,soaking all the equipment inside, that is not good for precise machine tools to be rained on and wet.
I was simply saying that most ETS’s do not want one single Company to balloon too much in their Portfolio. So they sold some to bring the percentage down due to how fast Tesla was growing.
And I also said he is NOT selling any of the Tesla shares that HE PERSONALLY owns. Not sure what you got upset about. I am very happy with GM stock more than Doubling since they announced their eventual Shift to EV’s.
Not exactly sure why you are bringing up the ICE Silverado/Sierra when this Thread is about the EV Silverado that GM announced.
And if you think that Berlin and Austin are behind schedule than unfortunately you might not comprehend how Factories are constructed and just what an insanely fast pace that Tesla is actually building those two Facilities.
$100 refundable deposit isn’t a firm order. My bar tab was higher than that last night.
That truck will be cool for 6 months and then people will laugh at you.
Why is Tesla in the basement in all reliability surveys?
An ignorant comment. Elon won’t be building tents. Get informed, stop watching CNN.
It took Tesla 18 years to get to an annual production of 400K. Like everything Musk says, cut it down by 90%.
As far as the number of EV’S that will be out by that year, yes, as far as the Silverado EV, a lot sooner.
It’s cool that they’re giving it at least 400 mile range. Maybe get the less powerful Hummers there too instead of providing less range and power???
Bankruptcy here we come!
Bankruptcy how? GM has the technology and are making the transition to an accepting market.
Because of a new vehicle?, new spare tire offered = bankruptcy 🙄
Hmm I wonder if the mystery pickup truck sketch that was shared by GM design a few weeks ago was a preview of the Silverado EV. Because it sure didn’t look like the prototypes that we’ve seen in spy shots.
The truck in the slides from the Barclays conference it it, just like the Hummer SUV was.
Since a Silverado EV is in development, all electric versions of the Suburban and Tahoe are likely to follow.
GM is already working on an EV version of an Escalade sized Cadillac
That’s definitely a concept, you have to be an idiot to think an all plastic front end signals Truck
Oh, but it’s not a concept, and it’s not all plastic.
I think it’s pretty clear that you understand nothing about electric vehicles.
“With the company’s Ultium Platform, virtual development tools and technology, GM has reduced vehicle development times by nearly 50 percent to just 26 months,”
Isn’t that also because under the skin, they’ll all be largely the same? I think that’s why gm is in such a rush to do this all-EV lineup. It’s the ultimate in platform and component sharing so the products can be built cheap and then sold high. It’s a lot like the 1980s Chrysler K-Car strategy of building a luxury sedan, a sports coupe, a minivan, a family sedan, a convertible and more all out of the same underpinnings and powertrain. Back then even the top-of-line Chrysler was essentially the same as a humble Plymouth Reliant K when the wrapper was pealed back.
Maybe I’m wrong but I’m not hearing much about differentiation in gm’s EV future; I’m hearing Ultimum platform and a lot of widely divergent products sitting on it.
Chrysler at the time seemingly wisely made one platform and tried to put all their cars on it….. I remember there was also a time when most of the Dashboards seemed almost exactly the same – no doubt to save money…
Of course, Chrysler was basically ‘given’ to Sergio Marchione and now even Fiat-Chrysler-Automobiles (aka Fiat) is basically history with Carlos Tavares of Groupe PSA now being head of Stellantis.
GM does not seem to have the design prowess of the old Chrysler – which at one time had really top-notch engineering….. Indicative of that point is all the trouble the GM seems to be having with their Infotainment systems across the board – and seemingly doing little about it to rectify the problem for the expensive, high-markup vehicles such as Silverado and Sierra that are GM’s profit bread and butter.
Perhaps they are concentrating all their effort on perfecting, along with LG Chem – of their ULTIUM battery, and 3 Ultium power trains. But the nagging thing is that they seem to care little about existing after-the-sale satisfaction.
Particularly galling was the ‘exploding diesel’ problem they had a few years ago, in which GM refused to take care of the problem with the European Oil Pump that vehicle had that was designed for Diesel with European Lubricity – not meant for the Diesel sold at American Filling Stations, nor honor their warranties… People who went through that nightmare will buy Fords or Rams in the future.
That brings up another question – doesn’t GM somewhere have a few competent mechanical engineers who can anticipate compatibility problems before they actually happen? After all, Civil Engineers routinely have to properly design Bridges that DO NOT fall in the water at the first windstorm, otherwise they’d be sued.
They must have a few competent people – the quite robust (so far) 2700 cc 4 cylinder engine being used across several models so far seems quite like a good product…. Hopefully they have that Caliber of talent designing the ULTIUM products. Frankly – I’ve got more confidence in view of the foregoing, that Korean LG is dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s as far as completed engineering designs.
“GM has reduced vehicle development times by nearly 50 percent to just 26 months”
Yet they still show us cars that won’t be available for 2+ years. What a joke.
What have they showed us that won’t be available for sale in less than 2 years?
26 months is 2+ years. That is real math not a joke.
Yes. Good to see you can make that calculation.
I’ll ask again, what product have they revealed that wasn’t available within 2 years? If you’re referencing the Silverado electric, they haven’t revealed it nor provided a timeline on when it will be available.
Those pre-showings are not for you but for Wall Street. The only thing that matters is share price. Period!
What good is an electric truck unless it can pull a trailer in the cold over 400 miles or for that matter in the summer with 7500lbs boat. At least for me until that point it’s completely useless.
Who would really buy that thing musk is putting out? Sorry not me. I’ll fix wheels the a trash can and it will have more style.
Well over 2 Million like it enough to have Pre Ordered one soooooooooo I think he and his Company will be able to sell them. I am sure he isn’t too worries about it.
A reservation is NOT a “pre-order”.
Agreed. They are not concrete orders.
I even stated that even if 75% of the orders are fake, that still leaves 5200K
And you and I both know there is no way that 75% will cancel their Pre-Orders.
Oh and those so called orders ONLY include Customers that even know this vehicle is coming.
Way more orders still to come. I am sure Tesla is not too worried about it. Hence the Giga Austin Huuuuuuge Factory coming on line late 2021.
Why is Tesla losing market share in the US. Down from 80% to 61% in the first quarter.
Tesla will continue to lose market share as more and more good EV’s make it to market. Tesla is still the dominate player in EV’s though, no question about that. There are a few coming though that will put pressure on Tesla in their current markets. The new models from Hyundai, and Kia look great, and have some cool features, and lightning fast charging. Mach E is impressing , and Lyriq will also compete for Tesla’s high end Y customers, and people who cannot afford an X, and that will be in dealerships in a year. VW is coming to town, with a plethora of new models that look good, and Tesla really does not have anything in the pipeline to fight off all this competition, Rivian and GM will beat them to the pickup market, and Ford not too far behind. Tesla growth from 500K to 2M will be challenged.
I agree with you that Tesla Market Share will dwindle as the entire Auto Sector will be switching over to EV’s within 10-15 years.
But what I will disagree with is the following, Tesla will be selling five Million vehicles annually within 5 Years. If I remember correctly Tesla stated that the Plant in Shanghai can produce at least a Million vehicles per year and that the Berlin and Austin can do at least 1.5 Million per each year. Then they will update the Fremont, CA plant after Austin is humming along. Then Elon said they will try to have a plant closer to the East Coast (I would imagine TN area) so Five Million vehicles will be extremely easy for them. When the $25K Tesla comes out in like three years, it will spell issues for the some mainstream Legacy Automakers.
Did gm shake down dealers for the right to sell these or can any dealer sell them? Are rural dealers required to have chargers for the public to use?
Well I’m on my 6th electric plug-in vehicle Budlar – and one thing I specifically DO NOT WANT is the dealer to spend any huge amount of money on charging stations – unless for use themselves for their Rental Business to charge up their own rentals.
To me it makes as much sense as insisting traditional Dealerships sell Gasoline or Diesel.
With electrics it even is less needed – since the vast majority of refueling happens at home overnight. Yes I have 220 hookups for my vehicles – but honestly at least half the time I merely plug the cars into the ubiquitous ‘110’ receptacle. Its good enough.
I want a dealer to give me “GOOD DEAL” – I thought that is why they called them “dealers”. I do not want them spending excessive monies on non-essentials, unless as mentioned it is part of the Rental Profit Center end of the business.
Why do you have electric vehicles?
Melania – I wanted electric vehicles since I wanted to fuel them with 100% American Mined Coal Power – which also makes plenty of Plant food (Carbon Dioxide) and as a biproduct makes plenty of American Made Drywall down the street from the Coal Plant in my town.
I didn’t know that silly New York State was going to ban all coal generation.
Most of my overnight car charging power now comes from Southern Ontario (Canadian) Nuclear Power, and Pennsylvania Coal Plants.
Ok, so it’s not green and you could of helped domestic oil jobs.
I would have helped the Coal Industry more since that industry is in more dire straits anyway. Plus a much greater percentage of Thermal Coal in US power plants is mined here in the good ‘ole US of A, than crude oil.
What a sad comment. A good thing people like you don’t make these decisions. Haven’t you noticed that China is 100% invested in new energy technologies where trillions will be made and the US is losing the battle in a rapid decline?
THE COAL INDUSTRY IS INSIGNIFICANT AND DEAD.
Complacent mindsets like his is the reason as to why the US is playing catch-up almost globally in Clean Energy Initiatives and Infrastructure growth and development.
Certain people would be surprised just how uneducated they are.
They will follow a silly polemic since they were lousy in the classical sciences in high school and college.
But such background isn’t even necessary. If they were familiar with basic history in their own country they’d reach a different conclusion.
Of course, then there are those who take the ‘in vogue’ view simply because they think that will make them the most popular. They are the most pitiful of all.
My off-the-grid cabin is 325 miles from home and it is 20 miles to town/dealer.I highly doubt a for profit charge operator is going to be very interested,Hyundai is putting in chargers in S.Korea.
Sleepy Joe is going to give gm plenty of help.
The Chinese CCP are fully helping their corporations which are crushing the Americans
Oil companies don’t get subsidies, why do EVs?