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.
Even if you love to take your new Silverado or Colorado out for some mudding on the weekend, there’s nothing like seeing your truck with a sparkling sheen. Take advantage of the warm weather and set aside an afternoon to give your truck some TLC. These tips for washing your Chevrolet truck will help you get the most out of your time and effort.
Check the weather
Imagine taking a day out of your busy schedule to lovingly wash your new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or Colorado — only for the skies to open up and the rain to come pouring down hours later. Your favorite weather app is your friend when it comes to washing your Chevrolet truck. Pick a day that’s warm and sunny but preferably not so hot that you’ll have a hard time. And if possible, pick a day with little or no chance of rain in the days ahead so you can enjoy the look of a shiny clean truck for as long as possible.
Leave no stone unturned
Washing your truck effectively is about more than just soaping and hosing off the body. You need to pay attention to the particulars. Spend some time cleaning out your truck bed, especially if you do a lot of hauling. Make sure you get the headlights and grille, too, since that’s where a lot of dirt and bugs will accumulate. And don’t forget to save the wheels for last.
Have the right tools
You always should be well-equipped to do the job at hand, even when it comes to washing your Chevy truck. Invest in high-quality sponges, towels, and chamois and make sure you get the right cleaning products for the job. You may even want to take a three-bucket approach, which gives you dedicated receptacles for clean soapy water, water for rinsing, and water specifically for the wheels at the finish.
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