The Hummer EV is apparently getting a production mate as GM announced today that it will build a new Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup. The new electric Silverado will be produced alongside the new Hummer EV at the new Factory Zero in Michigan.
GM announced that it would be transforming the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center into a facility that produces only electric vehicles.
Dubbed Factory Zero, the project will house the production of GMC’s upcoming Hummer EV and now, the Chevoloret Silverado electric pickup.
Mark Reuss, President of General Motors exclaimed during the announcement: “The vehicles coming from Factory ZERO will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles. 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.”
Reuss went on to tease “innovations that you can’t even imagine” that we should expect with the truck.
Chevrolet’s new electric Silverado will come with a promised range of 400+ miles: “Chevrolet BET Truck, which will be the brand’s first electric full-size pickup, offering 400+ miles of range on a single charge.”
For now, the automaker has not revealed the Silverado electric’s design concept so we’ll just have to stick with he prototype they teased last year(via Electrek):
With the Hummer EV coming in hot with a steep price tag of $80,000 for the base version, while the most equipped version shoots up to about $106,000, the new electric pickup will surely help GM compete with the more affordable options slated to hit the market in the coming months.
GM is expected to announce more information regarding the Chevrolet Silverado Electric Pickup in the coming months, including a more definitive timeline.