Chevrolet also said in a statement that the Silverado will have a commercial-grade fleet version that will not have some luxury features. However, these features, including the fixed-glass roof, will be an option on the non-commercial version. The Silverado will be based on the Ultium battery platform, which will also be used in upcoming electric GM products such as the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq.
The Silverado is likely to have a range of up to 400 miles on a single charge, making long-haul journeys a possibility with it. Chevrolet has previously said that the Silverado will have rear-axle steering to tighten the turning radius significantly.
The regular gas-powered version of the pickup truck is likely to remain in production alongside the electric truck in the near future. General Motors is aiming to transition itself into a completely electric vehicle maker by 2035. It plans to launch several other electric models within the next few years.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, US, Chevrolet has traversed a long journey to become one of the world’s largest car brands. It says it now sells its products in 79 countries. The automaker is hoping to speed up its EV launches to match the growing demand and also place itself in the market as it races Tesla and Ford to dominate it.