Back in April, General Motors confirmed that it was developing a Chevy Silverado Electric pickup, which will compete directly with the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. In July, Ford Authority reported that an all-electric GMC Sierra is also in the works, though GM hasn’t revealed any additional details about these EV pickups outside of the fact that the Chevy Silverado Electric will offer a four-wheel steering system. Now, however, GM Authority is reporting that the Silverado Electric will enter production in 2023.
The Silverado EV will be produced at GM Factory Zero in Michigan, which is also where the GMC Hummer EV will be built. The GMC Sierra Electric pickup will also enter production in 2023, along with several other EV models from the automaker. We won’t have to wait that long to see the electric pickup in the flesh, however, as the Silverado Electric is scheduled to be revealed at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month.
The electric Silverado will feature a new ground-up design that’s optimized for an all-electric powertrain. That latter bit will consist of GM’s Ultium electric motor and battery technology, with an estimated range of 400 miles. According to the automaker, the aforementioned optional four-wheel steering will give the pickup “increased agility and tighter turning radius at low speeds, improved handling and stability at higher speeds, as well as great trailering dynamics.”
The Silverado Electric will feature a glass roof – a first for the long-running model – that provides improved lighting and headroom, a large infotainment screen, and massive, optional 24-inch wheels. As is the case with the F-150 Lightning and Lightning Pro, GM will offer both retail and fleet versions of the new electric pickup.