General Motors (GM) is building a Silverado electric pickup truck to offer customers an estimated range of more than 643 kilometres on a full charge. The company said in a statement it plans to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025.
The Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup is designed from the ground up to be an EV, harnessing the best of the Ultium Platform and Silverado’s proven capability.
It will be built at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan.
“The vehicles coming from Factory ZERO will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” said GM 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 January 2020, GM announced it was investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. In October 2020, GM renamed the plant Factory ZERO, which reflects the facility’s significance in advancing GM’s vision of a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.
Factory ZERO is the launchpad for GM’s multi-brand EV strategy. The facility has advanced technology and tooling and was designed with a focus on sustainable manufacturing.