General Motors President Mark Reuss today announced on April 6 that Chevrolet will produce a Silverado electric pickup truck. The truck will be built at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Mich. Reuss also confirmed the recently revealed GMC HUMMER EV SUV will be built at Factory ZERO.
GM plans to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025, the company reported. With the company’s Ultium Platform, virtual development tools and technology, GM has reduced vehicle development times by nearly 50% to 26 months.
The Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup is designed from the ground up as an EV. The electric Silverado will offer customers a GM-estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge.
“The vehicles coming from Factory ZERO will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” said Reuss.
In January 2020, GM announced it was investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. In October 2020, GM renamed the plant Factory ZERO, which reflects the facility’s significance in advancing GM’s vision of a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.
Factory ZERO is the launchpad for GM’s multi-brand EV strategy. The facility has advanced technology and tooling and was designed with a focus on sustainable manufacturing. The GMC HUMMER EV pickup and the Cruise Origin, a purpose-built, all-electric and shared self-driving vehicle will also be built at Factory ZERO. Production of the GMC HUMMER EV pickup will begin later this year.
Factory ZERO is undergoing a complete renovation and retooling, the largest ever for a GM manufacturing facility. The plant’s paint and body shops and general assembly area are receiving comprehensive upgrades, including new machines, conveyors, controls and tooling. The plant has expanded to over 4.5 million square feet.