Chevy just announced a few details on their upcoming all-electric Silverado. This is mostly a teaser of what's to come, as they only mention a few features of the truck. It will be manufactured at a plant, Factory Zero, that was built to exclusively produce electric vehicles. Similar to Ford's new high-tech factory built in the Rouge complex in Dearborn, MI. Here's what we know so far.
The GMC Hummer EV Will Share The Same Ultium Battery
It will utilize GM's new Ultium battery, which is also set to power the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup. They recently announced that they've worked hard to reduce the cost of producing the battery by 90%, which in turn opens the door to shift away from internal-combustion engines. They've promised to launch 30 new EVs globally by 2025, just a few years away.
The Silverado EV will have rear-axel steering, once again, just like the upcoming GMC Hummer. This enables a tighter turning radius, by turning the rear wheels in the opposite direction of your turn. This will surely be a welcome improvement on the normal turning radius of a full-size truck. And not only that, but it will be sitting on optional 24-inch wheels. We're not sure how to feel about that. Can you imagine what a bumpy ride that would be off-road? In any case, if you're a city boy that would love to roll on some dub-quatros, then Chevy has you covered.
Chevy states that the Silverado EV will have a range of up to 400 miles, depending on driving conditions. It's estimated to go into production sometime in 2023, at the earliest. We're guessing there will be multiple powertrain options available, ranging from work truck features to fully packed versions.
Once they hit the street, we'll be taking a look at it to see if it has any ADD Offroad potential. In the meantime, check out our Chevy Silverado Parts & Accessories for the current model, or take a look below at Chevy's video rendering of the truck. No real pictures or video of it are available yet.