Pickup trucks in North America have been the most popular vehicles for decades. The release of the electric Ford F150 Lightning put GM and RAM in a very awkward position. GM is currently preparing to unveil its Chevrolet Silverado EV electric truck at the January 5 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The novelty will be presented by the head of GM Mary Barra. RAM is even more complicated. All brands that are part of Stellantis have announced olans for electrification, however, no specifics have yet been heard from RAM about the electrification of their trucks.
Ford recently stopped accepting orders for its F150 Lightning, stopping at around 200,000. Moreover, the “blue oval” has a clear head start. the novelty will begin mass production in the spring of 2022. Prices will range from $ 40,000 to $ 90,000. Ford expects roughly 80% of pre-orders will translate into actual sales. However, in the current situation and the manufacture of even this number of pickups may take a couple of years. The chipo shortage is still here.
Chevrolet’s electric pickup will be built on the Ultium platform, on which the GMC Hummer EV is based. With a fully steerable chassis, a range of up to 640 km and 24-inch wheels, as well as a panoramic roof and many more interesting options, all this awaits the Silverado EV, whose production may begin in 2023. While the Silverado EV has yet to be officially unveiled, Mary Barra, GM’s CEO, believes it simply has no equal. Barra also expressed confidence that General Motors is a leader in electric vehicles and autonomous driving technologies.