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That's the million dollar question. Nobody knows. GM has repeatedly said that they will start moving down the assembly line in the first quarter of 2023. So, 6-9 months from now. Then figure a month or two before they're on dealership lots. Then the next question is, how do they prioritize trim levels and reservations? WT buyers get theirs first from what I understand. But they've got 150,000+ reservations and can't build that many all at once. So who knows? It could be 12 months, 18 months, 24 months.......
 

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According to Chevrolet.com and Mary Barra, their plan is pretty clear, no? Of course these timelines could slip but Chevrolet has been pretty clear with their intents at least.


-Spring 2023: WT (Fleet ONLY!)
-Fall 2023: First Edition RST
-Summer 2024: WT And RST

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The work is not only about preparing for the new series, but also about expanding capacity. This is happening earlier than planned because of high demand. At the end of March, GM said it had more than 65,000 reservations for the electric Hummer – if all those reservations turn into firm orders, some customers won’t get their vehicle until 2024.

“GM will expand production capacity at Factory Zero sooner than originally planned by pulling forward the installation of tooling, machinery, and equipment,” a GM spokesperson confirmed to The Detroit Bureau. “These upgrades will also help prepare the plant for future products, including the Chevrolet Silverado EV. GM has notified employees it will be taking downtime to facilitate the related work.”

The spokesperson said production should restart in the week beginning 25 July – but they did not specify how many vehicles could be built each week then. In the annual report for the first quarter, it was stated that GMC had delivered 99 Hummer EVs. No figures are yet available for the second quarter but a significant increase is expected.

It is still not yet clear whether the planned start of deliveries of the Silverado EV will be moved forward with the expanded capacities. At the presentation in January, it was said that the vehicle would be launched in spring 2023 as a 2024 model year.

-electrive.com
 
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