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In the latest distribution updates the Silverado EV can be ordered with upfitting from companies including:
SEO/Ship Thru section-Added (SQB) Ship Thru, Produced in Factory Zero, Hamtramck and shipped to Knapheide Truck Equipment, Flint, MI. Returned to Factory Zero, Hamtramck for shipping to final destination. (Dealer Invoice = $250.00) with "A" availability on all models and trims.

SEO/Ship Thru section-Added (SQC) Ship Thru, Produced in Factory Zero, Hamtramck and shipped to Adrian Steel, Toledo, OH. Returned to Factory Zero, Hamtramck for shipping to final destination. (Dealer Invoice = $270.00) with "A" availability on all models and trims.

SEO/Ship Thru section-Added (SQD) Ship Thru, Produced in Factory Zero, Hamtramck and shipped to Reading Truck Equipment, Pontiac, MI. Returned to Factory Zero, Hamtramck for shipping to final destination. (Dealer Invoice = $200.00) with "A" availability on all models and trims.
 

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I am not familiar with this type of arrangement, who are you purchasing the uplifted truck from? The third party or the dealership? Just wondering how the tax credit works?

Seems like it could add a lot of complication and delivery delay.

It is a long ways off before deliveries begin.
 

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I am not familiar with this type of arrangement, who are you purchasing the uplifted truck from? The third party or the dealership? Just wondering how the tax credit works?

Seems like it could add a lot of complication and delivery delay.

It is a long ways off before deliveries begin.
Its a factory option installed by a third party. Another common example of this is the "factory" spray-in bedliner. This is not applied at the GM factory. Ground Effects ltd does this for many manufacturers. The truck is built, sent to the third party to have the accessory or feature installed, then returns to the factory.
 

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Its a factory option installed by a third party. Another common example of this is the "factory" spray-in bedliner. This is not applied at the GM factory. Ground Effects ltd does this for many manufacturers. The truck is built, sent to the third party to have the accessory or feature installed, then returns to the factory.
Understood. Thanks.

Still seems like it could significantly delay delivery and increases the risk of damage with the additional shipping. Typically vehicles are shipped by rail which is notoriously slow and unpredictable.

On the other hand the uplift is complete and done correctly.
 

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These may be more for fleet orders. I went through the websites and they all appear to be very industrial truck oriented accessories. I'm not sure we'll see this as an option for individual orders. Nonetheless, very cool stuff. I would venture a guess that this sore of arrangement is fairly common for fleet orders in present day ICE trucks.

I would be interested in a plane camper shell, you know, for fake camping. 😊 They already showed a few options, but I'm not sure I'd go factory for that.
 

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Understood. Thanks.

Still seems like it could significantly delay delivery and increases the risk of damage with the additional shipping. Typically vehicles are shipped by rail which is notoriously slow and unpredictable.

On the other hand the uplift is complete and done correctly.
Not totally correct. Rail shipping is generally reserved for vehicle destinations over 500 miles from the assembly plant, truck away < 500 miles. These uplift vehicles will be trucked to the uplift destinations on a Quick loader ( flat decks) and returned via same. They are rarely out of the GM distribution system for more than 4 days before being returned to GM once the process is set-up and initiated. We did this from the Lordstown plant to American Sunroof with the Cavalier and Sunfire for convertible tops. A truck will take full load to and bring a full load of finished vehicles back on every trip, several times a day. Then they will be mixed into the regular GM distribution
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Well this is going to be interesting because most of these upfitting companies just replace the bed with their own drop in replacements. So I wonder what kind of modifications are they going to make to the body or if they are just going to add new toppers and trays into the existing body/bed.
 
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