General Motors has already confirmed plans to reveal the Chevrolet Silverado EV in early January. While the reveal expectations have been set, the company has been less than clear as to when we can expect to see the EV pickup in dealerships. Well, now we have a better idea of when to expect it.
In an interview with Automotive News GM executive vice president for product development Doug Parks confirmed the Silverado EV’s timeline. Specifically, Parks confirmed production of the Silverado EV won’t start until early 2023. For those tracking the EV pickup horse race brewing in the industry, that’s nearly a full year after the launch of the Ford F-150 Lightning, which is cresting 200,000 reservations since its reveal.
What this means for consumers is that the Silverado EV won’t show up in showrooms until mid-2023 or later. This isn’t entirely surprising since GM will be busy launching its other new EV’s, the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq, in 2022.
Speaking of the Hummer EV, expected the 2023 Silverado EV to share more with the Hummer than its internal combustion-powered namesake. Like the Hummer, the Silverado EV will be based on GM’s Ultium battery platform. This means the Silverado will likely have close to 400 miles of range in top-end form.
Stay tuned on January 5th for the full reveal of the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado.