GM Continues to Push Electric in 2022, Expands EV Charging Access

As 2022 draws near, GM fans are anticipating the brand’s all-electric offerings like the new Silverado EV and Bolt EUV. These three models aren’t the only way that the automaker is starting the New Year with an environmental focus, however. GM recently announced that it will install up to 40,000 Ultium EV charging stations in the U.S. and Canada.

The charging stations will be implemented in both rural and urban areas, especially in “charging desert” areas where units are scarce. GM views the new infrastructure project as one small part of its vision for more widespread adoption of EVs in North America.

Another anticipated bonus of the charging project is that more consumers will start shopping for EVs like the Chevy Silverado EV, Bolt EUV, and Bolt EV. And, considering the growing number of Americans who are warming up to EVs and that think dealerships’ new inventory should be 100 percent electric by 2030, it’s reasonable that GM has high hopes for EV sales in 2022 and beyond.

Starting in early 2022, GM will start delivering Ultium charging stations to GM dealerships nationwide. Stay tuned for our blog for more updates on GM’s electric initiatives as the Stingray Chevrolet Bartow team anticipates the arrival of the Silverado EV and Bolt EUV here in Bartow, Florida. And make sure to test-drive these zero-emission models when they hit our lot so you can find just the right one to fit your eco-conscious lifestyle in the Sunshine State.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Coming Soon to Bartow, FL

At Stingray Chevrolet Bartow, we are always excited to welcome a new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 onto our lot. However, we think the 2022 model has us most excited thanks to the revelations from Chevy about is strength, power, and updated features. Here are a few of the most notable features of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

New ZR2 trim

The ZR2, the first-ever for the model, serves as the automaker’s flagship off-road factory-lifted truck and boasts an improved suspension, a payload capacity of 1,440 pounds, a towing weight of 8,900 pounds, 33-inch off-road M/T tires, and Multimatic 4 DSSV™ spool-valve dampers. Behind the wheel of the new Silverado 1500 ZR2, your off-roading adventures are practically limitless.

New design and tech

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 boasts an interior redesign that incorporates updated tech and style. The truck offers a new 13.4-inch-diagonal color touch screen inside and a bold exterior look with a new front fascia and grille. The 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output engine is stronger for the 2022 model, with a bigger torque rating. With the 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine under the hood of a properly equipped model, the 2022 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,300 pounds,[1] a jump of approximately 4,000 pounds from the previous model year.

Contact Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida, to learn more about the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and how you can reserve yours.

[1] Requires Silverado 1500 Double Cab Standard Bed 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6, Max Trailering Package and 20-inch wheels. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

GM, AT&T Bringing 5G Connectivity to Future Chevrolet Vehicles

In collaboration with AT&T, General Motors has announced plans to launch next-generation 5G cellular connectivity in future vehicles. The two titans of innovation will work together on a core network with will make everything from navigating to listening to music to downloading over-the-air updates faster.

According to GM, 5G will be available in select vehicles starting with the 2024 model year. You can bet that key vehicles like the Chevrolet Equinox, Silverado, and Silverado EV will be among the first. Vehicles from the 2019 model year on equipped with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot capabilities will also see improved connectivity once they move onto the new infrastructure.

Supported by AT&T’s 5G network, the most reliable in the U.S.,[1] this move will improve and support services such as OnStar® and Connected Services, used by millions of GM customers across North America for navigation, music streaming, and voice command technology. GM and AT&T have been working towards launching the world’s largest 5G-enabled fleet for two years. GM Vice President of Global Connected Services Santiago Chamorro says that the deployment of 5G in future vehicles “demonstrates our commitment to growth through software-enabled services and reimagining every customer touchpoint by enabling faster connectivity speeds to power in-vehicle voice-enabled services, navigation, and apps that our customers have grown to love.”

Chevrolet doesn’t just have a bright future — it has a bright present. Visit Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida, to learn more about how today’s Chevy lineup is better than ever.

[1] Based on nationwide GWS drive test data. GWS conducts drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its analysis.