GM announces the Chevy Silverado EV: 400 miles of range with Ultium battery techCHEVROLET CONFIRMS THE FIRST-EVER ELECTRIC SILVERADO FULL-SIZE TRUCK

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GM CEO Mary Barra Says Chevy Silverado EV Is Stunning
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By: Chris Bruce

Chevy will take its truck know-how and apply it to EVs.
During General Motors' Q1 financial report call with investors, a Deutsche Bank analyst asked specifically about the Silverado EV. It gave CEO Mary Barra the chance to talk a little about the upcoming truck.

"And again, we have incredible know-how in this company and how to do full-sized trucks and we're taking that into an EV-propelled vehicle, and that I think is going to give us a winning formula. I'm excited to share that vehicle with everyone because it's just stunning," Barra said.

GM is expecting strong demand for the electric Silverado, according to Barra. She believes the Utlium platform could help the company achieve market leadership.

In April, Chevy confirmed the Silverado EV. It will build the model alongside the GMC Hummer EV at the automaker's Detroit-Hamtramck Factory Zero facility. Both will ride on the Ultium platform, and the goal will be for the electric Silverado to have a range of around 400 miles (644 kilometers).

"The vehicles coming from Factory Zero will change the world, and how the world views electric vehicles," said GM President Mark Reuss when announcing the Silverado EV. "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."

There are no details about when the Silverado EV arrives. Given that it rides on a different platform than the current pickup, there's the possibility for major styling differences between the two models.
GM is investing $2.2 billion into the Detroit-Hamtramck facility to make the site a major hub for the automaker's electric vehicle production.

SOURCE: motor1

It's great so many manufactures are planning ahead. Years ahead! The proof is in the pudding!
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Is it going to be called "Crispy Critter" by the very EV dedicated GM?
 

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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.
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like Kodak
Recall these four words: “too big to fail”. During the mortgage securities meltdown our government propped up the big 3 and, for the most part, they remain propped up. Where might they be, now, otherwise? Against Tesla and Chinese BEV automakers will the bailout continue?
 

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Recall these four words: “too big to fail”. During the mortgage securities meltdown our government propped up the big 3 and, for the most part, they remain propped up. Where might they be, now, otherwise? Against Tesla and Chinese BEV automakers will the bailout continue?
When a tree falls over, the more branches and roots it has when it goes, the more damage to everything around it.

It often pulls up the very soil it was in, laying bare the sterile dirt underneath.

That's what was happening as those companies failed; they were pulling up the very soil that the economy grows in and leaving it bare where nothing could sprout.

That's why it's important to prune these massive things and make sure that when they go, they become fertile soil as just one tree in the forest instead of taking out the entire thing.

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