Chevrolet will build a full-size electric truck although details are limited at the moment
New Chevy EV truck said to have 400 miles of range, or 640 kilometres
Pickup would be built in Hamtramck starting in late 2021
We knew a Chevy electric pickup was coming for some time now, but GM’s recent annual sustainability report has shed new light on the upcoming EV truck.
The report published yesterday gives a bit more details on the future electric vehicle, but doesn’t go in detail. We know it will be a full-size truck and that Chevrolet is targeting 400 miles of range, or about 640 kilometres.
The report read as follows:
“Chevrolet BET Truck, which will be the brand’s first electric full-size pickup, offering 400+ miles of range on a single charge”.
So, are we talking about a new electric version added to the Chevrolet Silverado range? Or perhaps Chevy has a whole new model name lined up. We know that GM intends to bring back the Hummer name for an upcoming EV truck as well, but that appears to be a seperate model.
The report also claims that the new EV’s design will be inspired by the Chevrolet Blazer which would indicate a new model is coming. On the other hand, maybe the next-generation Silverado will also be inspired by the Blazer.
In other words, nobody knows and we are just speculating.
Chevrolet also has a new electric crossover in the works which would be based off of the Chevrolet Bolt. That model will likely compete with the Hyundai Kona EV, although Chevy could aim for a larger segment where the recent Nissan Ariya is headed.
As for the electric truck, it will have a ton of competition in the next few years. Rivian is coming with the R1T, there are reports of an electric Ford F-150 in the works, and Tesla has the Cybertruck, obviously.