GM recently announced that Chevrolet’s popular pickup truck is going electric. With a new electric Chevrolet Silverado coming to the Chevy lineup, GM continues to pave the way for an electric, zero-emissions future with its innovative electric vehicles.
Not only will the new electric Chevy Silverado become Chevrolet’s first full-size battery-powered pickup truck, but it will also be available for a wide range of uses. Whether you opt for the retail and fleet-oriented versions of the electric Silverado, or you simply want to enjoy the thrill of driving electric in your everyday life, the Chevy Silverado EV will blend Chevrolet’s classic pickup design and capabilities with GM’s advanced electric technology.
With over 400 miles of expected zero-emissions driving when fully charged, the electric Chevy Silverado will be powered by GM’s exclusive Ultium batteries. The Ultium platform is developed from GM’s new company, Ultium Cells LLC, which is based in Lordstown, Ohio. The full-size electric truck will be built at GM’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Michigan, the same location that produces the GMC Hummer EV and upcoming Cruise Origin. A $2.2 billion investment in the facility in 2020 marked GM’s first EV-only assembly plant that continues to change the way electric vehicles are developed and built.
Here at Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, South Carolina, we look forward to learning more about the electric Silverado in the coming months — and sharing what we learn with you!
The new Chevy Silverado earned a high honor at the 2019 SEMA Show. The iconic Silverado was named Truck of the Year by SEMA judges. They graded trucks based on their business opportunities for aftermarket accessorizing using five different categories for scoring.
The new Silverado 1500, which boasts a wide range of engines — including a new diesel engine — and the redesigned Durabed that offers more cargo space than any other truck in the industry, earned the Truck of the Year title on November 4, right before the SEMA Show officially kicked off.
“The SEMA Show is where the newest and most innovative aftermarket products are seen first,” remarked Mike Spagnola, SEMA vice president of OEM and product development. “SEMA Show exhibitors are the innovators and experts who drive the $45 billion industry. Knowing what they believe are the best vehicles for accessorization helps to forecast trends.”
At the show, Chevy brought along multiple Silverado models from across its generations to demonstrate how customizable the model has always been. For the current model year, Chevy also brought the Silverado HD Z71 Sport Package and Silverado Redline Edition models to showcase possible variants of the Silverado truck.
One of GM’s biggest ongoing projects over the last couple years has been the complete redesign of the GM truck lineup. It’s been a massive and expensive undertaking, but all GM’s work is beginning to pay off. As of now, all the various cab models of the 2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500 series pickup trucks have earned 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores from the NHTSA.
“Our incredibly capable trucks have been engineered to be some of the safest,” said Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “We’ve designed the vehicle structure, strategically placed high-strength steel and developed the occupant restraint system to achieve high levels of safety performance.“This level of vehicle performance is complemented by a full array of other advanced safety features to help protect our customers, no matter which new Silverado or Sierra they choose.”
The new model editions of the Silverado and Sierra come with segment-exclusive safety features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Safety Alert Seat. Plus, all GMC trucks are made from incredibly high-strength steel.
If you’re looking for a truck that’s capable but also capable of keeping you safe, look no further than GMC’s newly redesigned trucks. And look no further than Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac when it comes to choosing the exact GMC truck that’s right for you.
Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to offer the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks as part of our wide selection of new General Motors vehicles currently available at our Upstate South Carolina car dealership!
This year, the Sierra and Silverado both receive considerable updates, including redefined interiors with more passenger space, striking new exterior designs and a host of new convenience features. Each truck is available in standard 1500 or heavy duty 2500 and 3500 trim levels, and both utilize EcoTec engine technology to offer the best fuel economy of any full-size pickup truck.
Long two of the most popular and effective pickup trucks in their segment, the Sierra
and Silverado offer subtle differences that tailor them to their potential drivers: the Silverado is great for agricultural or outdoor use, while the Sierra functions best in an industrial setting.
Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is excited to offer the all-new Silverado and Sierra pickup trucks, and welcomes customers to visit our Greer, SC dealership for a test drive or purchase. You can also visit us online or contact our sales department at (866) 419-9345 for information on other great new GM cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Impala and Buick Enclave. For more new vehicle updates and GM news, be sure to follow Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac on Twitter!