General Motors announces the release of the next electric vehicle in the segment of pickups — Chevrolet Silverado EV

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On April 6, the President General Motors President Mark Royss announced that GM at the new Factory Zero plant, which is now built in Detroit, in addition to the previously presented Electric SUV GMC Hummer EV, the Chevrolet Silverado EV will also be made.

The new electric car Chevrolet Silverado EV will be built on the basis of the already known Ultium platform. Its mileage range on one charging will be about 645 km.

In fact, the electrification of the Chevrolet Silverado model began in 2018, when GM presented the concept and prototype of a pickup on the basis of hydrogen fuel cells. Then Chevrolet introduced the concept of hydrogen-electric Chevy Silverado ZH2, created in the interests of the US defense department.

The military is always one of the first trying to use all advanced scientific and technical solutions for their own purposes, and the subject of hydrogen fuel cells is not an exception. GM Defense, the defense division of the concern, almost three years ago presented the concept of such a car.

Electrification strategy of the model range of GM brands implies exit to produce more than 1 million electric vehicles per year by 2025. And, according to the company’s management, this should allow them to take the leading position on the electric car market of North America. In January 2020, GM announced that it was investing $ 2.2 billion in his assembly plant in Detroit-Hamratramka for the production of various fully electric trucks and SUVs. In October 2020, GM renamed the factory in Factory Zero, reflecting the importance of the enterprise in promoting the GM concept with respect to the future with zero accidents, zero emissions and zero couriers. Zero plant is subjected to complete reconstruction and re-equipment, which is the largest GM manufacturing enterprise in the entire history.

For the previous 18 months, #General Motors made several strategic steps speaking that the electrification of one of the largest car manufacturers in the USA and the world in the world, which is no longer possible to reverse. Automotive plants for the production of electric cars are transformed, its own platform and the Ultium battery pack created, in Lordstown, together with #lg Energy Solution has its own rechargeable factory, are shown electric cars in Cadillac brands, GMC, Chevrolet and Buick, replaced versions of the popular electric car Chevrolet Bolt — # Bolt EUV and BOLT. $ 27 billion invested on the development of electric vehicles and AV products. By the end of 2025, GM plans to release 30 models of electric vehicles to the market.

In addition to classical rechargeable technology, GM also develops transport with the use of hydrogen fuel cells, and the part of these models already have potential customers, including in the US Military Office.


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