Chevy has a brand-new unveiled light-duty Silverado EV, GM CEO also announced the carmaker would be producing all-electric heavy-duty pickup trucks in the future. This is according to Mary Barra.
Chevy Electric Heavy Duty Trucks – Hauling and Towing
Our plan, as previously announced, is to have the all-new light-duty vehicles be electric by 2035. Barra did say this during her keynote address. “Also, today, I am happy to announce that we will introduce all-electric heavy-duty vehicles on the same timetable. Moreover, these all-electric HD trucks will be engineered to deliver seamless heavy-duty hauling and towing while, however, they are offering outstanding new features and a range needing to get the toughest jobs done.”
Phasing HD Trucks with Internal Combustion Engines
It is clear that GM is going to have electric HD trucks on the market by 2035. There is plenty of time for the automaker to phase out HD trucks with internal combustion engines. It will stop selling internal combustion engines altogether in 2040.
The GM’s engineers are given plenty of time to work on an electric vehicle architecture capable of performing the duties of HD trucks. In fact, the EVs are already producing huge amounts of torque, though, that may not be a particularly tall task.
The electric transport trucks and the electric construction equipment are unveiled. There is a number of electric work trucks that hit the road. In fact, the construction sites could soon be very well-suiting to EVs. That could, in fact, make the transition easier.
The Work Truck trim, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV is going to feature a pair of motors. They do produce 510 hp (375 kW/517 PS) and 615 lb-ft (834 Nm) of torque. Plus go 400 miles per the charge. Moreover, it is a top-notch trim, though, the truck is capable of then producing 664 hp (495 kW/673 PS) and 780+ lb-ft (1,056+Nm) of torque.