The Chevy Silverado EV finally hit center stage earlier this year, making its debut at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show amid a good deal of fanfare. Now, General Motors claims it has collected some 140,000 reservations for the new Chevy Silverado EV thus far.
In a recent letter to GM shareholders from GM CEO Mary Barra released in conjunction with GM’s first-quarter earnings report, Barra addresses the new Chevy Silverado EV and how it relates to another all-electric GM pickup, namely the GMC Hummer EV, writing: “You will see many of the GMC Hummer EV’s best attributes available in the Silverado EV, including superior range, faster fast-charging capability, four-wheel steering, Super Cruise, and a larger, far more flexible cab and bed compared to our closest competitor.”
Barra adds, “These are just some of the factors driving a surge in Silverado EV fleet and retail reservations, which are 140,000 and growing.”
This latest update on Chevy Silverado EV reservations follows another open letter to GM shareholders published earlier in the year in conjunction with GM’s Q4 2021 earnings report, in which Barra indicates that The General had accumulated “more than 110,000” reservations for the upcoming all-electric pickup.
What’s more, as part of the recent GM Q1 2022 earnings presentation, GM also indicates that nearly 400 fleet operators have placed reservations for the Silverado EV thus far.
Production of the new Chevy Silverado EV is slated to begin early next year at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan.
So far, General Motors has unveiled two trim levels for the new battery-driven pickup, including the fleet-oriented WT trim, as well as the well-equipped RST trim. Both trim levels feature a dual-motor e4WD powertrain, with the WT rated at 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque, and the RST trim rated at 664 horsepower and 780 pound-feet of torque. Both trims are estimated to offer a range-per-charge of 400 miles, and both ride on the GM BT1 platform, with the GM Ultium battery and GM Ultium drive motor technology onboard for motivation.