Silverado (Chevrolet)

Apr 12, 2024

On April 11, General Motors announced it is idling its Fort Wayne, Indiana, assembly plant for three weeks to prepare the plant for production of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickups.

The downtime is scheduled for the weeks of April 29, June 24 and July 8, GM spokesperson Kevin Kelly said in a statement, noting: "This anticipated downtime will not impact our ability to meet strong customer demand for our industry-leading pickups."

As a result of the Fort Wayne plant being down, GM’s Grand Rapids Operations, Marion Metal Center, Lansing Grand River Stamping and Parma Metal Center that support the assembly plant will also have to take downtime, though specifics on schedules for each plant have not yet been designated.

In June 2023, GM announced it was investing USD 632 million at the Fort Wayne plant to prepare it for production of the next-gen ICE engine light-duty trucks with new conveyors, tooling and equipment in the plant’s body and general assembly areas.

(Detroit News article on April 11, 2024)

Apr 11, 2024

GM has decided to drop the entry-level GMC Hummer EV 2 trim level after originally announcing it for Spring 2024.

The 2 trim was supposed to arrive for the 2024 model year for both the Hummer EV Pickup and Hummer EV SUV, but moving forward, there will be no 2 model for the 2025 model year either.

The 2 trim level was expected to share parts with the 2X two-motor powertrain, but feature a smaller battery and a shorter equipment list.

825 units of the Hummer EV Pickup and 1,203 Hummer EV SUVs were sold during Q4 2023.

Both variants of the GMC Hummer EV are built on the wide-body variant of the GM BT1 platform, while the narrow-body version underpins the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV. 

Production takes place at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan.

(multiple sources on April 4, 2024)

Apr 06, 2024

On April 3, Chevrolet confirmed it will sell the Silverado EV First-Edition RST retail truck for USD 94,500, a drop from the previous guidance of USD 105,000 that the brand provided in 2022 when it revealed the electric truck.

With customer deliveries expected to begin by mid-2024, the Silverado EV First-Edition RST will now get an estimated 440 miles of range, an increase from the previous estimate of 400 miles.

Chevrolet plans to offer a line of differing Silverado EV trims for retail customers that will have a variety of range options.

GM’s Factory Zero launched production of the Silverado EV Work Truck for commercial customers in 2023, selling 1,061 of them in Q1 2024.

(Detroit News article on April 3, 2024)