Ford is planning for 150k Lightning pickups annually, so Chevy should be around that for the Silverado EV.
That's for the current version. When the new platform comes out (not based on the ICE truck), you can expect that to increase 2-3X.Ford is planning for 150k Lightning pickups annually, so Chevy should be around that for the Silverado EV.
The announcement is for 600k trucks. Silverado will probably make up 75% of that. Why would they limit production to what Ford is scrambling to do?Ford is planning for 150k Lightning pickups annually, so Chevy should be around that for the Silverado EV.
Has GM said when the Orion plant would be producing trucks? The only thing I've seen is the 2035 date for electric HD trucks.GM Accelerates its Drive to Lead the EV Industry with $7 Billion Investment in Michigan, Creating 4,000 New Jobs and Retaining 1,000
LANSING, Mich. — General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today an investment of more than $7 billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites, creating 4,000 new jobs and retaining 1,000, and significantly increasing battery cell and electric truck manufacturing capacity. This is the single largest investment announcement in GM history. The investment includes construction of a new Ultium Cells battery cell plant in Lansing and the conversion of GM’s assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan for production of the Chevrolet Silverado EV and the electric GMC Sierra, GM's second assembly plant scheduled to build full-size electric pickups.
- Orion Assembly to become the 2nd U.S. plant building Chevrolet Silverado EV and electric GMC Sierra
- By the end of 2025, GM to have more than 1 million units of electric vehicle capacity in North America
- GM and LG Energy Solution to build 3rd U.S. Ultium Cells battery cell manufacturing plant to increase battery supply
- $7 billion is the largest single investment announcement in GM history
"Today we are taking the next step in our continuous work to establish GM’s EV leadership by making investments in our vertically integrated battery production in the U.S., and our North American EV production capacity,” said Mary Barra, GM Chair and CEO. “We are building on the positive consumer response and reservations for our recent EV launches and debuts, including GMC HUMMER EV, Cadillac LYRIQ, Chevrolet Equinox EV and Chevrolet Silverado EV. Our plan creates the broadest EV portfolio of any automaker and further solidifies our path toward U.S. EV leadership by mid-decade.”
These investments are the latest step toward accelerating GM's drive to become the EV market leader in North America by 2025. The Orion and Ultium Cells Lansing investments announced today will support an increase in total full-size electric truck production capacity to 600,000 trucks when both Factory ZERO and Orion facilities are fully ramped. GM has been the leader in U.S. full-size truck deliveries over the past two years. In addition, the company is investing in its two Lansing-area vehicle assembly plants for near-term product enhancements.
2024Has GM said when the Orion plant would be producing trucks? The only thing I've seen is the 2035 date for electric HD trucks.