GM CEO: Chevy Silverado EV will be “a high-volume entry” affordable for fleets

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Though the thoroughly electric powered Chevrolet Silverado EV will very likely be created on the identical underpinnings as the GMC Hummer EV, it’s shaping up to be positioned incredibly in different ways for the market—with an emphasis on affordability.

“What’s specially critical is that this truck will be in a superior-volume entry, and one particular of the most well-known and aggressive segments in the field,” explained GM CEO Mary Barra very last 7 days, in a quarterly economic connect with.  

That is sounding like a completely distinct market place positioning as opposed to GM’s to start with enterprise into electric trucks, the GMC Hummer EV. With entry off-road-equipped Edition 1 costs at $110,595 in SUV form and $112,595 in SUT variety, it’s the Hummer EV is a specialized niche model for luxurious life. Even the Hummer EV trucks’ eventual foundation price tag of $79,995 blasts previous the ceiling of most fleet budgets. 

2022 GMC Hummer EV initial prototype

‘The first desire has been too much to handle, primarily from industrial and govt customers,” mentioned Barra, about the Silverado EV. 

The CEO discussed: “We gave a tiny selection of them a sneak peek at the interior and exterior layout. They said it exceeded their high expectations with zero emissions, very long assortment, pickup functionality, innovative storage, and potent benefit, alongside with a strong layout.”

GM has not teased the electric truck in comprehensive to the community, even though it teased partial sights of the truck for the duration of a presentation previous year. It also showed media a rendering of the truck past year, at a no-cameras preview of foreseeable future vehicles probably developed with its Ultium propulsion method. In that, Green Auto Reviews noticed layout nods to the former Chevy Avalanche.

GM chief EV officer Travis Hester with Chevrolet electric truck

GM chief EV officer Travis Hester with Chevrolet electric truck

The Chevrolet Silverado EV will be generated together with the GMC Hummer EV at GM’s plant in Hamtramck, Michigan, and it’s envisioned to follow the very same “structural sandwich” strategy for its structure, allowing a skateboard-type battery underneath what is neither a system-on-frame nor normal uni-human body style. The business has not nevertheless disclosed timing or specs for the design, but it is reported that it will exceed 400 miles of assortment in some of its make mixtures. 

2022 GMC Hummer EV

2022 GMC Hummer EV

The Silverado EV is not the only electrical truck GM is acquiring with fleet in intellect. GM final yr declared the advancement of a BrightDrop business small business that will deliver an EV600 electric powered van—to be developed in Ontario, Canada—to its very first purchaser, FedEx Express, by the fourth quarter of 2021, and Barra described that the enterprise continues to be on keep track of for the goal. 

BrightDrop EV600

BrightDrop EV600

Ford has been up front that it’s seeking to prioritize partaking fleet clients with an very affordable rate and very low operating charges for its forthcoming electric powered vans, together with the electric powered F-150, reportedly due to be known as the F-150 Lightning. 

If the Silverado lands in the selling price selection we’d suspect, it won’t price tag a great deal extra than the Lordstown Endurance, a totally electric powered truck produced by a startup and due to be generated at an Ohio plant GM deserted in its restructuring toward more EVs. 

That truck is expected to be delivered to very first prospects later this yr, when the electric powered F-150 comes sometime future 12 months.

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