In addition to Chevrolet's recently introduced light-duty Silverado EV, GM CEO Mary Barra indicated that the firm will produce all-electric heavy-duty pickups in the coming years. During her keynote talk, Barra stated: “As previously announced, our plan is to have all new light-duty vehicles be electric by 2035.”
However, it's not completely obvious whether they will be the only ones. The carmaker has only announced that it would cease selling internal combustion engines by 2040.
In any case, GM's engineers will have plenty of time to develop an electric vehicle design capable of handling the functions of a heavy-duty truck. There is a good chance that construction sites will be well-suited to EVs soon as electric trucks and construction equipment are introduced.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV in Work Truck trim will have a pair of engines that provide 510 hp (375 kW/517 PS) and 615 lb-ft (834 Nm) of torque and can travel 400 miles on a single charge. The truck's highest specification, though, can produce 664 hp (495 kW/673 PS) and 780+ lb-ft (1,056+ Nm) of torque.