With a large glass roof, and 400-mile range.
With the Rivian R1T now rolling off the assembly line and Ford seeing massive interest for its F-150 Lightning, Chevrolet doesn't want to wait much longer before revealing its new all-electric pickup truck. The GMC Hummer will arrive first, but Chevy has announced that its Silverado version is coming soon. We knew that the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 EV was on its way, but we didn't know when it would arrive. That changes today.
Chevy has officially announced that the Silverado EV will make its public debut on January 5, 2022. The electric truck will appear at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), during a keynote speech delivered by GM CEO Mary Barra. It's pretty uncommon for a new truck reveal to take place at CES rather than a dedicated truck event like the Chicago Auto Show. We should also note this is the first time Chevy has communicated the official name, "Silverado EV."
Along with the reveal date announcement, Chevy provided a small teaser showing a new feature of the Silverado EV. Chevy says the truck will feature an "available, segment-leading fixed-glass roof for retail models, offering expansive visibility, increased headroom, and an enhanced experience of spaciousness for both front and rear passengers." This marks the first time GM has offered a fixed glass roof on a full-size truck model, though we must point out that the glass area looks less expansive than we've seen on some competitors with powered panoramic roofs.
Prior to this glass roof announcement, Chevy confirmed the Silverado EV will borrow the four-wheel-steer function from the GMC Hummer, aiding maneuverability, reducing the turning radius, and possibly endowing the truck with the Hummer's crab walk feature. Powered by GM's advanced Ultium Platform, the Chevrolet Silverado EV will arrive sporting a highly-competitive 400-mile charge. The electric pickup truck space is about to heat up.