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My apologies if this has been covered elsewhere in this forum. What is the GM suggested range of the $39,900 MSRP base model EV WT? I have read often that the EV WT will have a range of up to 400 miles. But I haven't specifically read that 400 miles will be the range of the $39,900 MSRP base model. So what is the range of the base EV WT? Is it 400 miles, or will that require a more expensive EV WT upgrade?
 

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My apologies if this has been covered elsewhere in this forum. What is the GM suggested range of the $39,900 MSRP base model EV WT? I have read often that the EV WT will have a range of up to 400 miles. But I haven't specifically read that 400 miles will be the range of the $39,900 MSRP base model. So what is the range of the base EV WT? Is it 400 miles, or will that require a more expensive EV WT upgrade?
I don’t know the answer to your question but my opinion is that the base WT in 2024 will have a range less than 400.

Keep in mind the current plan is for FLEET sales of WT is late 2023. WT for none fleet starts sometime in 2024.

A lot can happen in the next two years so who knows……
 

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I thought the base included 400 miles whenever I first heard about this truck but seems like that's not the case. If it qualifies for the $7500 rebate then I can justify getting the base. If extended range is $10000 or less I will upgrade, but otherwise I'll stick with a $32500 full size ev truck and just have to charge it more often on long trips.
 

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Will the $7.5k tax credit still be in play in two yrs? Also, there will only be a limited number WTs available in 2024. Chevy will allocate various trim levels as the demand will far exceed production capacity.
 

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Will the $7.5k tax credit still be in play in two yrs? Also, there will only be a limited number WTs available in 2024. Chevy will allocate various trim levels as the demand will far exceed production capacity.
2024 is actually ideal as that's the year it applies at point of sale. The whole program lasts until 2032 if I recall correctly.

I'm afraid they'll do a limited run of $40k trucks but I hope enough for us with reservations.

Edit to say that I hope to somehow get it in 2023 but that's unlikely. At least 2024 seems closer now than it did when reservations opened up.
 

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2024 is actually ideal as that's the year it applies at point of sale. The whole program lasts until 2032 if I recall correctly.

I'm afraid they'll do a limited run of $40k trucks but I hope enough for us with reservations.

Edit to say that I hope to somehow get it in 2023 but that's unlikely. At least 2024 seems closer now than it did when reservations opened up.
My understanding is that only WT fleet sales in 2023.
 

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What’s confusing about that is when you ask the gm live people or the help people they say Wt will be on order in 2023 and everyone that is reserved will get one. It’s very confusing when you read one thing and get told another.
The Chevy site says WTs start shipping in late 2023 for fleet sales. Maybe your GM can play some sort of game to get around that but I doubt it.

The other thing to realize is that placing an order and actually having it show up at the dealer could be 9-18 months later. It will depend heavily on your configuration and reservation date. Chevy makes more money on the higher trim levels, so the least available trim will be WT.

Ford is only able to build 15k Lightnings this year. So they offer limited numbers of different trim levels to those very select few that make into the 15k. The other 180k have to wait their turn and that wait time will depend on their configuration, location and reservation date. My guess is that it will take Chevy 3 yrs to hit sizable production capacity.

With actual sales more than a year away and because dealers notoriously tell customers what they want to hear, I would not believe anything they say.
 

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GM is building their own batteries and at a cost that is less expensive. I am betting the wt base range will be somewhere between 280-320 miles. They are already working out the kinks with the batteries on the Hummer. If they can get the batteries and hummer up to speed I’m hopeful that they will be ready to roll pretty quick on the Silverado. It won’t be 40k for the base WT, more like 48k.
 

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GM is building their own batteries and at a cost that is less expensive. I am betting the wt base range will be somewhere between 280-320 miles. They are already working out the kinks with the batteries on the Hummer. If they can get the batteries and hummer up to speed I’m hopeful that they will be ready to roll pretty quick on the Silverado. It won’t be 40k for the base WT, more like 48k.
And WTs will be limited in the number available.
 

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GM is building their own batteries and at a cost that is less expensive. I am betting the wt base range will be somewhere between 280-320 miles. They are already working out the kinks with the batteries on the Hummer. If they can get the batteries and hummer up to speed I’m hopeful that they will be ready to roll pretty quick on the Silverado. It won’t be 40k for the base WT, more like 48k.
If it's $48k for base even with the tax credit, I'm not playing that game and will be out.

For the Tesla Cybertruck I won't be surprised if they increase their base price but they revealed that before the pandemic. Chevy announced this more recently so I will hold them to the $40k or go elsewhere.
 

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The Chevy site says WTs start shipping in late 2023 for fleet sales. Maybe your GM can play some sort of game to get around that but I doubt it.

The other thing to realize is that placing an order and actually having it show up at the dealer could be 9-18 months later. It will depend heavily on your configuration and reservation date. Chevy makes more money on the higher trim levels, so the least available trim will be WT.

Ford is only able to build 15k Lightnings this year. So they offer limited numbers of different trim levels to those very select few that make into the 15k. The other 180k have to wait their turn and that wait time will depend on their configuration, location and reservation date. My guess is that it will take Chevy 3 yrs to hit sizable production capacity.

With actual sales more than a year away and because dealers notoriously tell customers what they want to hear, I would not believe anything they say.
I’m saying that GM themselves not the dealership that put that out while everything we read says otherwise.
 

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I’m saying that GM themselves not the dealership that put that out while everything we read says otherwise.
This is from the Chevy website:

The one below it is from the GM FLEET website.

Clearly no none Fleet WT or RST in 2023. None Fleet WT summer of 2024 as available to very very early reservations. Unless you reserved day 1 in the first 30 mins your chances are zero of getting a WT in 2024.


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If it's $48k for base even with the tax credit, I'm not playing that game and will be out.

For the Tesla Cybertruck I won't be surprised if they increase their base price but they revealed that before the pandemic. Chevy announced this more recently so I will hold them to the $40k or go elsewhere.
Even if Chevy sticks to $40k you will have a hard time finding a dealer that will not extort $5-15k ADM.
 

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I signed up with the one offering $2500 below MSRP listed on this site. It's a long drive but worth it. Things could change in 2 years so maybe we'll have a buyers market.
Maybe you should share the dealer name and location so that dealer can clean up on volume sales. However I think you may have misunderstood the dealer as +$2.5k ADM is generally where the extortion starts and goes up from there. No dealer in their right mind would sell an EV Truck for less than MSRP.

It might be prudent to verify what the dealer said - $2.5k ADM. I am pretty sure it will be +$2.5k ADM.
 

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Maybe you should share the dealer name and location so that dealer can clean up on volume sales. However I think you may have misunderstood the dealer as +$2.5k ADM is generally where the extortion starts and goes up from there. No dealer in their right mind would sell an EV Truck for less than MSRP.

It might be prudent to verify what the dealer said - $2.5k ADM. I am pretty sure it will be +$2.5k ADM.
 

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Even if Chevy sticks to $40k you will have a hard time finding a dealer that will not extort $5-15k ADM.
Maybe you should stick with Tesla and Rivian… keep your blood pressure normal. You know GM’s dealer network is going to run a boot up your rear… and when it happens you’re going to be pissed.

You are willfully putting yourself in a position to have a dealer screw you over. Just stick with the DTC trucks man. You’ll be much happier. For you… GM, Ford and others with their corrupt dealer networks should just be avoided.
 
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