Chevy releases first details on electric Silverado

Chevrolet confirms the first-ever electric Silverado full-size t
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On Wednesday, General Motors released some details about their upcoming electric version of the Chevy Silverado.

The electric pickup will offer buyers four-wheel steering and have 24-inch wheels off the production line.

Silverado steering
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However, unlike their sister vehicle, the GMC Hummer EV, the Silverado does not appear to offer crab mode (yet).

The company released these details in a video and a further press release. The release confirmed that not only will the vehicle be built alongside the Hummer EV in Hamtramck, Michigan, but that the company built this new EV truck from the ground up.

The ground-up design is not surprising, as existing GM truck rails do not allow for battery models to stack nicely. Thus, many believe that GM will opt for a structural sandwich approach like the Hummer EV platform.

This approach will allow the EV truck to reach the target goal of 400 miles of range on a single charge.

Finally, the press package did not include some essential details. There was no announcement on pricing, timeline or any other features. Rumours are that the first vehicles will leave Factory Zero by late 2023. However, neither GM or company insiders confirmed a specific date or month

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