The 2021 Chevy Silverado Electric pickup truck is just a rumor for now. However, even when it becomes official, do not expect the production to start next season. General Motors announced big plans for the years to come. “Our electric future is now” is their slogan and its message is clear.
GM is not so into this segment. The carmaker is falling to compete in classes where hybrid engines are already used. So, fans have rights to be suspicious about this electrification thing. On the other hand, the company with this reputation would not play their fans with cheap tricks. There are a few more reasons why we believe the 2021 Chevy Silverado Electric truck is possible.
2021 Chevy Silverado Electric Expectations
Ford is making big announcements. Soon, we could see the F-150 electric pickup. Silverado’s archrival is a step ahead, and far away in sales. In a matter of fact, Ram 1500 achieved more sales last year. The electric Silverado is a kind of shocking therapy for GM. Plus, there is an official statement about the electrification. All in all, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Electric would not be a surprise as a concept. However, production is not going to happen so soon. The first such model is Tesla Cybertruck. However, this pickup is far away from what we expect from a working machine. Definitely, the company will pay more attention to the SUV lineup, and the first confirmed model is the Bolt EV crossover.
Release Date, Prices
So, the 2021 Chevy Silverado Electric truck will be the concept and the vehicle is not going to arrive to dealerships before 2022. It could happen even a year later. Having in mind that no other company is close to such debut, fans will have to wait patiently.
The price of such vehicle is hefty. Not only Chevrolet, but also other models with electric units are expensive in comparison to their siblings with the conventional drivetrains. All the startup projects we see are not close to production since the cost of development and final price are not going to draw too much of attention. Buyers wants the best ratio between the MSRP and performance.
2021 Chevy Silverado Electric Specs
It is still unknown what will be the powertrain of the 2021 Chevy Silverado Electric pickup. Ford is investing in the Rivian R1T. If Chevrolet is taking a similar path, we can see their product with 750 hp and 830 lb-ft of torque. Still, this will be the high-end models, while the standard setup will be tuned to tow a lot and keep the battery alive as long as possible. We cannot speak of the mileage, since it is going to depend on the load, weather, and road conditions. Anyway, smaller cars and crossovers are still around 250 miles in a single charge. Plus, the network of refueling stations is far away from satisfying. If you live in California, then it won’t be problem.