Mark your calendars. On January 5th, 2022, Chevrolet will finally pull the wraps off its challenger to Ford’s battery-electric F-150 Lightning: the all-electric Silverado EV. Not coincidentally, January 5th marks the first day of the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which has been a growing focus for automakers over the past few years as they’ve sought out ways to reach younger, more tech-savvy audiences.
The first-ever electric Silverado will officially bow at 12:00 PM Eastern Time on January 5th, and reservations will open up an hour later. No doubt Chevrolet is hoping to see a level of consumer interest similar to what Ford has seen with the F-150 Lightning, which far exceeded the automaker’s expectations and even prompted a bit of scrambling to dramatically increase production capacity.
Much is still unknown about the electric Silverado, which is expected to go by the name “Silverado E” when it reaches production some time in 2023, but some things are known. For starters, GM has made a big deal about the truck’s available fixed-glass roof, which represents GM’s first such roof ever fitted to a pickup, and top trim levels will ride on premium 24-inch wheels. It’s also a certainty that the Silverado E will be built alongside the new GMC Hummer EV at the automaker’s Factory ZERO, formerly Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, and that it will leverage GM’s cutting-edge Ultium EV platform, which could give it a driving range of around 400 miles on a full charge.
Moreover, GM has confirmed that the electric Silverado will offer Four-Wheel Steer as an option, affording the truck supreme maneuverability at low speeds, and stability and trailering dynamics at higher speeds, by controlling how the rear wheels steer in relation to the front. The Hummer’s off-road-friendly Crab Mode gimmick is not expected to make an appearance.
Be sure to tune in on January 5th, 2022 for the reveal of Chevrolet’s electric Silverado.