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If you're looking to reserve a Silverado EV you can do so starting at 1:00 pm eastern / 10:00 am pacific today following the Silverado's debut.

You can do so by going to the link below:


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When you click that little asterisk next to 'reserve' it displays this text: "At participating dealers. Limitations apply. Reservation does not guarantee vehicle delivery within any certain time." Does that mean you have to reserve in-person at a dealership? :unsure:
 

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When you click that little asterisk next to 'reserve' it displays this text: "At participating dealers. Limitations apply. Reservation does not guarantee vehicle delivery within any certain time." Does that mean you have to reserve in-person at a dealership? :unsure:
I hope not, that seems unnecessary, especially when every other car company can do reservations online.

I think it just means that technically some dealers can choose not to order the Silverado EV if they don't want to. Though I don't know why they wouldn't want to do that.
 

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Ba da boom...ba da bing.....reservation(s) made. 2, 1 at 2 different dealerships....trying to avoid ADM fees/costs. Believe me...THAT will be the next hurdle. Recd my reservation confirmation emails from GM at 1:05 ET and the second one at 1:10 ET, on Jan 5th.
 

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Ba da boom...ba da bing.....reservation(s) made. 2, 1 at 2 different dealerships....trying to avoid ADM fees/costs. Believe me...THAT will be the next hurdle. Recd my reservation confirmation emails from GM at 1:05 ET and the second one at 1:10 ET, on Jan 5th.
Congratulations @Bobinmi! Which model did you reserve? That's going to be something we need to track because there's going to be plenty of dealers trying to mess with people.

In Canada it's a "waitlist" situation right now. I'm on the list for a WT.
 

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I hope not, that seems unnecessary, especially when every other car company can do reservations online.

I think it just means that technically some dealers can choose not to order the Silverado EV if they don't want to. Though I don't know why they wouldn't want to do that.
It just means that not all GM dealerships are certified to sell EVs.
 

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Welcome @JeremyK, that's a good point, that didn't cross my mind. It still makes me wonder why a dealership wouldn't want to do that, especially with GM's clear push towards electrification.

Side note: Is that your Cobra in your photo??
Dealerships are independently owned and operated and therefore independently minded. Not all are "on board" with this new-fangled EV tech and some just can't afford to make the necessary equipment upgrades and perform the necessary employee training to support these new products. Short-sighted IMO but to each their own.
 

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Dealerships are independently owned and operated and therefore independently minded. Not all are "on board" with this new-fangled EV tech and some just can't afford to make the necessary equipment upgrades and perform the necessary employee training to support these new products. Short-sighted IMO but to each their own.
That is true and the cost could be close to what Cadillac dealers had to pay.
"According to an Automotive News report, 150 Cadillac dealers accepted buyouts last year from Cadillac that totaled anywhere from $300,000 to more than $500,000. The dealers that stayed with Cadillac are required to invest an average of $200,000 on charging stations, new tooling, and EV training."
 

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Dealerships are independently owned and operated and therefore independently minded. Not all are "on board" with this new-fangled EV tech and some just can't afford to make the necessary equipment upgrades and perform the necessary employee training to support these new products. Short-sighted IMO but to each their own.
That is true and the cost could be close to what Cadillac dealers had to pay.
"According to an Automotive News report, 150 Cadillac dealers accepted buyouts last year from Cadillac that totaled anywhere from $300,000 to more than $500,000. The dealers that stayed with Cadillac are required to invest an average of $200,000 on charging stations, new tooling, and EV training."
Yeah that does feel short sighted if a dealer doesn't opt in because they don't believe in EVs. But if it's because it's a financial thing you'd think GM would be more accommodating.
 
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