General Motors is preparing to start production of Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup truck next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, a source knowledgeable with the U.S. automaker’s plan said on Tuesday.
The vehicle is expected to go on sale in 2023 as a 2024 model according to other source.
The automaker refused to comment on the production timeline for Silverado.
It has announced that the trucks will be made at the Michigan plant, also known Factory Zero.
These plans are a part of increased projected spending of between $9 billion and $10 billion this year, including over $7 billion for electric and also autonomous vehicles.
The automaker said the electric Silverado is expected to offer customers a range of over 400 miles on a full charge. The news about the automaker working on the pickup truck was reported in 2020.
The Detroit-Hamtramck plant is expected to build a wide range of full-size electric trucks and sport utility vehicles. The details will be announced later.
Before this, the automaker had said that electric Hummer pickup truck and automated EV shuttle, the Cruise Origin, will be built at the plant.