Bear in mind, the "big 3" have been the only successful American car companies in the last 100 years. no others have survived more than a couple of years at best.Detroit is stuck in a box. Same ol’ pickup design, new contemporary drivetrain. Nothing interesting here. GM and F need to take the restraints off their design dept.!
BIG 3 enjoyed regulatory capture and a MASS market that others lacked. Early entrants pioneered some innovative designs DKW 3cyl/3coils, Volvo104 disc brakes and Jaguar DOHC just to name a few. All crashed into the regulatory machinery that is the USA.Bear in mind, the "big 3" have been the only successful American car companies in the last 100 years. no others have survived more than a couple of years at best.
Until Tesla, but even they are still a very young car company by many standards.
They may be slow to change what has worked for them and kept them going for so long.
This reminds me of my brother's manual civic. It had 200+ K miles on it, I got more wind coming from the floor than from windows. Everything was held together with duct tape. You "had to" be a gentleman because the passenger door would not open from inside. You could bring a house down just with sound of the rusted muffler. Once at a red light, we were sandwiched between two monster trucks with drivers looking just like this dude. My brother said watch this. He pushed the gas couple of times and then the show began. We were too low so neither of them could even see us. Each were thinking the challenge is coming from the other. Engines were reving at reline, bird exchange was going through the roof. We drowned in the smoke of their tires when light went green but I could not stop laughing. I am down with saving the planet and wish Silverado best of luck but I doubt I will ever get that much joy out of any EV.When all the Tesla competitor vapor ware trucks don’t come to market, the ICE diehards might end up like Ginger Billy here.
Also, you don't necessarily need superchargers everywhere either. If you're only making a 400 mile (or so) trip in one day (it's a lot), then it would make sense for hotels to just put in a bunch of level 2 chargers in the parking lot. Then you could charge while you sleep just like home. Much easier/cheaper than installing the SCs.If you mean for long trips/supercharging, I see your point.
That said, 99% of the time you're charging at home. Full "tank" literally every morning, from home. Unless you don't have access to a charger at home (like you live in an apartment without them), and you aren't supercharging for a trip, there is no need to worry about infastructure.
"Planning, Expecting, Coming" When and where?General Motors announced earlier today that it will build an all-new EV under its Chevrolet brand by electrifying the Silverado pickup, a highly-dedicated and popular model that has been a top choice of GM truck buyers for years. GM will build the pickup at its Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan.
The Chevrolet Silverado EV will be a full-sized pickup designed from the ground up to fit the electric vehicle market. Combining the proven success of the Silverado lineup with GM’s Ultium battery platform will give customers an estimated 400 miles of range on a full charge, GM said during a Tuesday press conference. The introduction of the Silverado EV combines the Chevrolet brand’s 100 years of truck expertise and experience with the company’s commitment to rolling out a lineup of highly effective and popular EVs in a spirited attempt to gain overall market share ownership in the coming years.
Chevrolet confirms the first-ever electric Silverado full-size truck, with a GM-estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge, to be built at Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.
GM is planning a large-scale transition to sustainable passenger transportation by delivering at least 1 million EVs globally by 2025. By utilizing its manufacturing efforts and sheer size, GM believes it can overtake Tesla as the most popular EV brand globally, especially through developments made to its in-house battery platform, known as the Ultium Platform.
Expecting to produce the vehicle for both retail and fleet purposes, GM is under the impression that the Silverado EV will be in high demand. To increase its sustainability efforts and align with global climate change reduction strategies, GM will build the Silverado EV at the Factory ZERO facility in Michigan, a plant that was named after the company’s future of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.
“The vehicles coming from Factory ZERO will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” GM President Mark Reuss said earlier today. “Chevrolet will take everything Chevy’s loyal truck buyers love about Silverado — and more — and put it into an electric pickup that will delight retail and commercial customers alike.”
Along with the announcement of the Chevy Silverado EV, GM is planning to produce the HUMMER EV SUVat the ZERO plant in 2024, continuing the tradition of GM’s humvee-style passenger truck. “Driven by the Ultium Platform, the new HUMMER EV SUV launches with the exclusive Edition 1, offering greater customer choice to equip the vehicle for optimum efficiency or maximum off-road capability. GMC HUMMER EVs were envisioned to be the most capable and compelling electric supertrucks,” GM said.
GM confirms electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup to follow Hummer EV
PUBLISHED TUE, APR 6 202112:00 PM EDTUPDATED TUE, APR 6 202112:10 PM EDT
DETROIT – General Motors confirmed plans Tuesday to produce an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup at a new flagship assembly plant for EVs that’s under construction in Detroit.
- General Motors plans to produce an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup at its new flagship assembly plant for EVs that’s under construction in Detroit.
- The new pickup is part of a $2.2 billion investment in the plant to produce an array of its next-generation EVs beginning later this year with an all-electric GMC Hummer pickup.
- GM declined to provide when the Chevrolet pickup will go into production at the plant.
The truck is part of a previously announced $2.2 billion investment in the plant to produce an array of its next-generation EVs beginning later this year with an all-electric GMC Hummer pickup. Other planned vehicles for the facility include the recently unveiled Hummer EV SUV and an autonomous multipassenger shuttle known as the Cruise Origin.
The plant, which GM renamed Factory Zero last year in a nod to the zero-emissions EVs that will be produced there, is pivotal to the automaker’s electric vehicle plans. It is the first of four North American facilities that GM has said will transition from producing vehicles with internal combustion engines to EVs. It will be a proving ground and proof-point for the company’s promise that it can produce profitable electric vehicles.
“The vehicles coming from Factory Zero will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles,” GM President Mark Reuss said in a statement. “The GMC Hummer EV SUV joins its stablemate in the realm of true supertrucks, and Chevrolet will take everything Chevy’s loyal truck buyers love about Silverado — and more — and put it into an electric pickup that will delight retail and commercial customers alike.”
GM declined to provide when the Chevrolet pickup will go into production at Factory Zero, a plant spanning 4.5 million square feet on the outskirts of Detroit and bordering the city of Hamtramck. The Hummer EV pickup is expected to go on sale this fall, followed by the Hummer EV SUV in early 2023.
The new Chevy Silverado EV will have a range of more than 400 miles on a full charge, according to GM.
The announced vehicles are part of GM’s plan to release 30 new EVs globally by 2025 under a $27 billion investment in electric and autonomous vehicles during that time frame. By then, the company plans to sell at least 1 million EVs annually – on its way to transitioning to being a fully electric automaker by 2035.
We looked at vehicles for close to 2 years before my wife deciding she wanted a Model 3 for her Birthday present. She loves her Tesla!When we bought our model 3 in 2019 it was the same story. Anything worth looking at was the same price as the Telsa .... umm no thanks Hyundai/Kia.