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I know it would be anyone’s guess, but has anyone seen an estimated timeline of production based on reservation date and current production goals from Chevy? I saw a similar table on the Ford Lightning forums and would be helpful to guess how they would compare. Like a lot of people, I currently have reservations for both the Lightning and Silverado with the intentions to only fulfill one. Potentially whichever I am able to fulfill first, but taking away timeline I’m leaning to the Silverado.
 

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Unless you got in on the RST First Edition, I think you are looking at early/mid 2024 for the consumer WT model. From what I understand and read somehwere, the Spring '23 WT release is allocated to fleet customers.
 

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Right. So what I’m wondering is what the ball park is for how quick you had to place a reservation for a fulfillment for 2024, 2025, etc. I know for the Ford truck it is something crazy (like first 30 mins since reservations opened) to get a fulfillment the first year.
 

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Right. So what I’m wondering is what the ball park is for how quick you had to place a reservation for a fulfillment for 2024, 2025, etc. I know for the Ford truck it is something crazy (like first 30 mins since reservations opened) to get a fulfillment the first year.
I don't think we have any indication of this, other than the fact that RST First Edition reservations were gone in 12 minutes, so I would say that if you got one of those (first 12 minutes of reservations opening) you will get your truck in late-2023/early-2024. Everybody else (excluding fleet WT orders) will be sometime 2024 or later. Nothing more specific available yet
 

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Does anyone know how the reservation numbers work with these? I placed my reservation with deposit completed within 10 minutes of them opening up. My reservation says SILVERADO EV WT OR RST. My reservation number starts with a 49.
 

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Does anyone know how the reservation numbers work with these? I placed my reservation with deposit completed within 10 minutes of them opening up. My reservation says SILVERADO EV WT OR RST. My reservation number starts with a 49.
I am not sure how GM will handle reservations but my experience with Ford was to keep in touch with your chosen dealership and wait.

When the time comes that you can customize your order you will do so through the dealership. They actually place the order because the vehicle belongs to them until you pay them for it. GM sold your customized vehicle to the dealer, not you. So dealer is a priority contact.

At the time that you and dealer submit the order be sure to get written and signed document documenting the delivered price.

Then sit back and wait 6-12 months for delivery. Configuration and a host of things out of your control will determine the build date.
 

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it secures your place in line too, these EVs will be in short supply.

edit: it’s good to see EVtrucking still reads my posts and can edit out his misinformation when I fact check him. 😂 sometimes his emotional nature gets the better of him.
 

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I went through the spreadsheet and noticed there's quite a number of reservations that were completed after my own, but they have lower reservation numbers. Should that be a concern? I was already a month late to the reservation party. I'd hate to think people in June are going to get a truck ahead of me.
 

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I went through the spreadsheet and noticed there's quite a number of reservations that were completed after my own, but they have lower reservation numbers. Should that be a concern? I was already a month late to the reservation party. I'd hate to think people in June are going to get a truck ahead of me.
That will most certainly happen! Reservations are not first come first serve. On the flip side you may get your truck before folks who registered before you


I got my R1T after 15 months of waiting while folks waiting 2-4 yrs had not. My configuration just happened to be what was in production.

When I ordered my MME folks ordering well after me got theirs before me.
 

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That will most certainly happen! Reservations are not first come first serve. On the flip side you may get your truck before folks who registered before you


I got my R1T after 15 months of waiting while folks waiting 2-4 yrs had not. My configuration just happened to be what was in production.

When I ordered my MME folks ordering well after me got theirs before me.
And you "know" this how? GM has not announced their method for order allocation yet. Anyone who tells you how it is going to be is just typing to see their words on the screen.
 

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And you "know" this how? GM has not announced their method for order allocation yet. Anyone who tells you how it is going to be is just typing to see their words on the screen.
My apology but I should have been more clear. My statements are based on my recent personal experiences with Ford, Rivian, Volvo and Kia EV vehicles.

GM could be different and I hope they are. IMO a fully refundable $100.00 deposit does NOT invoke any type of serious commitment from GM. Additionally the complexity involved to manufacture vehicles to each specific configuration in the order of the received reservation is not realistic from a production and parts supply profitability standpoint. No where in the reservation verbiage does GM commit to anything other than a MSRP but that the dealership will set the final price. They let us assume everything else.

To be clear my comments are based on my actual experiences over the last two years reserving, ordering, waiting, canceling and taking delivery of EV vehicles(R1T, EV6) and almost delivery of MME and XC40 Recharge.

I share my experience to help folks with out prior experience with reserving, ordering and receiving an EV understand and set reasonable expectations. I started out thinking I was in line and that Car manufacturers would of course honor that. It was a painful lesson to learn over time how wrong I was. My experience is the norm not the exception. Remember that Ford and GM are not very different.

Finally it is important to clearly understand the huge difference between a reservation and an order. Additionally you must understand the role of the dealership. By law you MUST purchase your new vehicle through a dealership. That means that they outright own the vehicle until you pay them THEIR price. They typically add thousands of dollars to the MSRP for vehicles that are in short supply with a high demand.

I am not trying to be a downer, just trying help uninitiated folks understand what they can expect.

Manufacturing and DISTRIBUTION of vehicles is a huge highly complex process with the absolute top priority of being profitable. Hence vehicle manufacturers do not make commitments beyond favorable broad strokes for marketing purposes. They are not evil just trying to make a profit using ignorance is bliss.
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