GM to build an electric version of the Chevy Silverado pickup

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General Motors Co. GM, + 1.43% plans to launch an electric version of its Chevy Silverado truck, the latest in its efforts to convert its global line into electric vehicles. The nation’s largest automaker by sales has set a target date of 2035 to phase out gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles from its showrooms globally. GM plans to deliver more than one million electric vehicles worldwide by 2025, the company said.

The full-size Chevy Silverado pickup will be designed “from the ground up” as an electric vehicle, the company said Tuesday. GM said it would be built at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant, where the company also intends to build the GMC Hummer EV sports utility vehicle and an autonomous vehicle for its Cruise driverless car division. GM estimates that the Chevy electric vehicle would have a range of more than 400 miles on a single charge, roughly equaling the range a Silverado would travel on a single tank of gas. An expanded version of this article appears on Popular Stories: