Ford can rest easy with its electric F-150 scheduled for next year. GM will not respond until 2025 with the Chevrolet Silverado and in 2026 with the GMC Sierra.
The world of electric vans has been in full swing for several months with the proliferation of “start-ups” such as Rivian , Neuron EV , Lordstown , Atlis and all the others. Tesla and Ford are well in the saddle for 2022 with the Cybertruck and the F-150 EV. GM recently unveiled the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck with its 11,500 pound-feet of torque, but it’s more of a hobby than a work pickup. In light of GM’s recent revelations, you’ll have to be patient, as the electric Chevrolet Silverado won’t hit the market until late 2024 or early 2025.
Proud of its new platform and Ultium electric technology, this Silverado will be built at the same location as the GMC Hummer lineup, in Factory Zero, Michigan. Obviously, the Hummer will retain its spectacular appearance with its powerful engine that can exceed 1,000 horsepower. On the Chevrolet side, with the Silverado and, later, the GMC Sierra, power will be reduced to a more digestible level. It looks like we’re aiming for a similar cavalry to the Hummer SUV unveiled last week with its base 625 horsepower version.
By reducing power, GM hopes to be able to offer a range that will exceed 640 kilometers. It will obviously be necessary to see in what technical form the Silverado will present itself. To have the 640 kilometers, will we have to limit ourselves to 2 engines rather than 3? Or go with strict one-engine propulsion only? It’s to do. One thing is certain, this van will have several possibilities of technical configurations and bodywork. The Silverado will not have a unique shape like the Hummer. It will be the same for the version of Sierra at GMC.
Unlike the Hummer, the Silverado and the Sierra will have versions designed and dedicated to work. According to GM President Mark Reuss, these vehicles are built to meet the needs and fulfill the wants of Silverado’s most loyal buyers. It should also be understood that there will be two different structures in the lines of pickup trucks at GM. There will be the more traditional versions with thermal or hybrid engines, then the electric models. Necessarily, there will be a passage over several years from one technology to another. Considering the fact that the Silverado EV is not expected to go to market until the end of 2024, a lot will happen in the industry between now and then.