Next up with an electric pickup: Chevy Silverado EV features four-wheel steer
By Jenny LescohierOctober 11, 2021
Word on the street is General Motors will introduce an electric version of its popular Chevy Silverado half-ton pickup truck this winter, making it the second major U.S. automaker to jump on the trend. One of its available features: four-wheel steer.
Ford announced last spring that its Ford F-150 Lightning will go into production in the spring of 2022. According to media reports, Ram will unveil an electric version of its 1500 sometime in 2024.
Motortrend stated the Chevy Silverado EV will be unveiled on Jan. 5, 2022 during GM CEO Mary Barra’s opening keynote at CES 2022. CES, which once stood for Consumer Electronics Show, takes place January 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chevrolet revealed the Silverado electric pickup will be available with four-wheel steer as well as 24-inch wheels. Four-wheel steer is a chassis feature that enables the vehicle to steer all four wheels, enabling increased agility and tighter turning radius at low speeds, improved handling and stability at higher speeds, as well as improved trailering dynamics.
Details are currently unavailable, but reports did say the new truck will feature a giant fixed-glass roof, the first application for a GM pickup. Motortrend reported “the roof offers expansive visibility, increased headroom, and one heck of an experience for all passengers.” Photos suggest Silverado EV will also have a large and very bright display spanning most of the dashboard.
The electric Chevy Silverado will be developed from the ground up as an electric truck, built on the Ultium Platform, with a reported 400
miles of range on a full charge.
General Motors announced in January that it will phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks and sell only vehicles that have zero tailpipe emissions by 2035.
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