General Motors is expanding its electric vehicle offerings to include a battery-driven version of the popular Chevy Silverado pickup truck, revealing the new Silverado EV earlier this year at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Now, General Motors says it has received a whopping 110,000 reservations for the new Silverado EV thus far.
“Our next electric pickup will be the Chevrolet Silverado EV. More than 110,000 Silverado EVs are reserved so far, including reservations from more than 240 fleet operators, and the numbers keep growing,” Barra writes.
Reservations for the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV opened January 5th in conjunction with model’s debut. The two trim levels released thus far include the well-appointed RST First Edition and the fleet-focused WT. Prices start at $39,900 for the WT and $105,000 for the RST First Edition.
The power spec includes a dual-motor e4WD system, rated at a maximum of 664 horsepower and 780 pound-feet of torque in the RST First Edition and 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque in the WT. Further features include GM’s Adaptive Air Ride suspension and four-wheel steering as standard in RST First Edition models.
The recent shareholders letter also addresses reservations for General Motors’ first all-electric pickup truck, the GMC Hummer EV.
“Customer reaction to the GMC Hummer EV Pickup is overwhelming,” Barra writes. As GM Authority covered previously, General Motors says it has received nearly 59,000 reservations for the new battery-driven Hummer thus far.
The recent announcement of additional EV investments ups GM’s targeted EV production capacity in North America to 1 million units.