Here's your friendly reminder.
Tomorrow is a big day for General Motors and its bread and butter Chevrolet brand. The all-new 2023 Chevy Silverado EV will be officially unveiled during a live online event. The original plan was for this to take place at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where GM CEO Mary Barra was scheduled to be the keynote speaker. GM backed out late last month over coronavirus concerns, as did many other automakers including BMW and Mercedes-Benz. But no matter. The show must go on somehow and GM is well prepared for this.
Like the currently on sale GMC Hummer EV, the Silverado EV will ride on the automaker's new Ultium dedicated EV architecture. The GMC Sierra EV, also due for 2023, was recently previewed but its reveal will happen at a later date.
By tomorrow at this time, we'll have full Silverado EV details but one thing is already confirmed: customer reservations will begin immediately. The live reveal will take place at 12 p.m. EST and reservations will commence exactly one hour later, according to the dedicated Silverado EV website. As of this writing, we don't know much will be required for the deposit.
It'll be interesting to see how many reservations are placed compared to the Ford F-150 Lightning which managed to an extremely impressive 20,000 in only 12 hours following its reveal. Chevy promises the Silverado EV will be extremely capable thanks to a chassis that enables things like four-wheel steering, lots of torque, and powerful batteries.
Range anxiety should not be an issue but, again, we'll get official figures tomorrow. Based on existing Ultium battery tech knowledge, a 400-mile range sounds about right. Other cool features will include a "segment-leading fixed-glass roof" that provides additional headroom and an "enhanced experience." The highest trims will also get 24-inch wheels. Both the Silverado and Sierra EVs will be built alongside each other at GM's Factory Zero facility in Detroit.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the live reveal and you'll find full details right here as well. And if you want a Silverado EV, we suggest not to hesitate beginning at 1 p.m. EST. This could be a first-come, first-served type of deal once again, at least for the expected First Edition.