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.
As part of its commitment to release 30 electric vehicles globally by the end of 2025, Chevrolet has announced it will build an all-electric version of the popular Silverado pickup truck right here in the U.S. The electric Silverado will be built at the former Detroit-Hamtramck plant, now named Factory ZERO. This plant will be dedicated to building only EVs, including the electric Silverado and the upcoming GMC Hummer EV.
While no major details have been released about the electric truck, Chevrolet estimates that it’ll have an impressive range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. Additionally, Chevy will use its 100 years of truck expertise to ensure the electric Silverado is equally as capable as its gasoline-powered sibling. Chevy hasn’t announced when the truck will be released, but sources estimate it’ll go on sale in early 2024 and a 2023 model.
In addition to investing over $2 billion in Factory ZERO, General Motors is investing $2.3 billion in a new Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. That plant is slated to open in 2023 and open up 1,300 new jobs. Ultium Cells LLC is a joint venture between GM and LG Energy Solution, and the Spring Hill plant will be the second Ultium plant in the country. The other plant, which also received a $2.3 billion investment, is located in Lordstown, Ohio.
Stay tuned to Stingray Chevrolet of Bartow’s blog for more news on the upcoming electric Silverado. Can’t wait? See current lease options on the gas-powered Chevy Silverado 1500 so you have a short-term truck solution while you wait for the EV version’s release.