Chevrolet Silverado EV Reveal Confirmed for 2022 CES

The electric pickup truck wars are heating up, with entries from Rivian, GMC, Tesla, Ford, and more set to hit the road in the near future. While we have known for over a year that an electric Chevrolet pickup is on its way, Chevy has now confirmed that the all-electric Silverado will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 5, 2022.

Chevrolet provided a shadowy teaser image with the announcement, showing a top-down view of the truck which reveals a fixed-glass roof. Chevy says that the glass roof only be available on certain trim levels of the retail truck, meaning it won’t be offered on commercial versions, and we think it’s likely to be a costly option. Chevrolet has confirmed that there will be a commercial-grade fleet version of the Silverado EV that will presumably do away with many of niceties that will be optional on the non-commercial truck.

The electric Silverado will be based on the same Ultium battery platform that will also underpin other upcoming electric GM products such as the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq. General Motors estimates that the Silverado EV will offer up to 400 miles of range on a single charge, a fair bit more than the Rivian R1T’s 314-mile EPA range. Chevy also announced previously that the Silverado will come with rear-axle steering, which will significantly tighten the turning radius by slightly turning the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the fronts.

The gas-powered Silverado, which just received a refresh for the 2022 model year, is expected to live alongside the electric truck for the foreseeable future. We expect the Silverado EV to go on sale for the 2023 model year, by which point the electric pickup segment will be crowded.

From: Car and Driver

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