Electric powered Chevrolet Silverado to have 400-mile assortment, developed alongside GMC Hummer EV

Basic Motors on Tuesday verified that an electric variation of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck will be crafted together with the GMC Hummer EV at the automaker’s Hamtramck, Michigan, factory.

A terse announcement verified a 400-mile assortment for the electric powered pickup truck, and ideas for both retail and fleet variations, but failed to offer any other specifics or a start timeline.

GM has teased an electric Chevy pickup truck various occasions, even working with a mockup as a history prop for the duration of a presentation on the firm’s electrification designs. An electric powered entire-sizing Chevy pickup with a 400-mile vary was also described as one particular of 12 approaching EVs in GM’s 2020 sustainability report. Individuals 12 autos will be the initial batch of a prepared 30 new all-electric styles by 2025.

GM chief EV officer Travis Hester with Chevrolet electric truck

GM main EV officer Travis Hester with Chevrolet electric powered truck

The automaker also earlier reported that a 400-mile variety would be built doable by its third-era EV platform and Ultium battery method, which makes it possible for for battery packs of up 200 kwh of potential. Which is the battery ability quoted for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup, which is concentrating on 350 miles of variety. On the other hand, the Hummer EV is closer in dimension to recent mid-size trucks, so it is really a phase down from the complete-sizing Silverado.

The electric Silverado will be built alongside each the Hummer EV pickup and 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV at GM’s revamped Detroit-place manufacturing facility, which was renamed “Factory Zero” very last yr as element of an overhaul to concentrate on EV production.

GM declared before this calendar year that it “aspires” to eradicate tailpipes from all of its mild-responsibility autos by 2035, which would require generating the Silverado 1500 pickup all-electric, but not the 2500 and 3500 styles. These are significant-duty pickups, which were not mentioned in the announcement.