The electric pickup truck game is in full swing. Chevrolet has decided to join in the electric vehicle revolution by releasing the All-Electric Silverado. While information about the Chevrolet All-Electric Silverado is limited right now, a new video released by the company offers a sneak peek into a new feature.
What has Chevrolet said about the All-Electric Silverado?
Chevrolet released a video with some information that answered a few questions about the All-Electric Silverado. It was designed from the ground up to drive circles around the competition, Chevrolet said. It emphasized that there are tight circles due to the four-wheel steering turn radius.
This is also called Four-Wheel Steer and enables all four of the truck’s wheels to turn. This allows the vehicle to have more agility and a smaller turn radius, as seen in the video. Mercedes-Benz recently announced that rear-wheel steering would be available for rent on the new 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS. Perhaps this will be a higher-level trim option.
The electric Silverado will be utilizing Ultium batteries, the new EV battery by GM. Chevrolet’s first electric truck will be the first electric truck but won’t be the brand’s first foray into electric vehicles.
What the All-Electric Silverado means for other Chevrolet SUVs
Chevy reported building the Electric Silverado in the same factory as the new GMC Hummer EV SUV and truck in Michigan. This factory was renamed last year to be called Factory Zero. Factory Zero will focus on electric vehicles and sustainable manufacturing processes, so it makes sense Chevrolet would make the Silverado EV there.
Without a doubt, as GM starts to roll out things like the GMC Hummer EV and the All-Electric Silverado, other large vehicles are not far behind. Hopefully, that means an electric Chevrolet Tahoe and Yukon might be in the works. Even a Cadillac Escalade EV would make sense. Chevrolet expects the All-Electric Silverado to get 400 miles of range, making sense for a large SUV.
Unfortunately, the market won’t be selling the Silverado EV anytime soon. It is supposedly on the slate for 2023. However, production is taking a lot longer than usual these days.
What is GM’s new Ultium Platform?
Given that GM has been selling the new Ultium Platform idea for a while now, this makes sense. GM committed to getting drivers into electric vehicles sooner than later. The Ultium battery will charge quickly, run for extended miles, and fit all cars offered.
“With a modular, flexible design and a common cell across different vehicle types, the battery is the heart of the Ultium system. The system uses cells stacked vertically (pickups and SUVs) or horizontally (performance vehicles), allowing us to build electric vehicles for every customer and segment.”Ultium System | GM
GM is aiming to offer 30 new electric vehicles globally by 2025, which is rapidly approaching. The Ultium Platform includes a modular battery and drive unit. As a result, the battery is flexible enough to fit trucks, SUVs, cars, and some commercial vehicles. It will also offer a wireless charging network.
While details are still scarce about the All-Electric Silverado, it sounds like Chevrolet is about to release more information in the coming days. In conclusion, keep your eyes peeled for hints from Chevrolet.