Earlier this week, General Motors confirmed plans to launch a new all-electric variant of the popular Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Although details on the upcoming battery-driven Silverado are currently few and far between, it’s possible it may be called the Silverado E.
The announcement of the new electric Chevy Silverado coincided with the release of a new teaser image and video, both of which seem the emphasize the “E” in the Silverado nameplate with a distinctive blue color. In addition to the obvious connection between letter “E” and electric drivetrains, the blue coloring also gives a nod to GM’s new corporate logo, which includes blue tones meant to “[evoke] the clean skies of a zero-emissions future and the energy of the Ultium platform,” per the announcement of the new logo in January.
Furthermore, the file name of the new electric Chevy Silverado teaser image is “Chevrolet-Silverado-E-Teaser,” providing further evidence that the new model will indeed be called the Chevy Silverado E.
As for the details, General Motors says that it will offer both retail and fleet version of the new all-electric pickup truck, with a ground-up design geared specifically for all-electric power. The new electric Chevy Silverado will utilize GM’s Ultium technology for motivation, and offer upwards of 400 miles between plugs.
Production will take place alongside the new GMC Hummer EV Pickup, GMC Hummer EV SUV, and Cruise Origin autonomous taxi at the recently renamed and upgraded Factory Zero facility in Michigan, previously known as Detroit-Hamtramck. Earlier this year, GM announced $2.2 billion in upgrades for the Factory Zero facility. The automaker also previously announced that it will launch as many as 30 new EV models by 2025, with an expected delivery of over 1 million electric vehicles globally by the same year.
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