GM’s Orion Plant to Churn Out Silverado & Sierra EV Trucks

Silverado and Sierra EV Trucks | Collierville, TN

The future of driving is electric and General Motors is paving the way with innovation as it readies the production of Silverado & Sierra EV Trucks at its Orion Plant.

Currently, the Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, manufactures the electrified Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV. With a $4 billion investment, though, the Orion plant will be able to upgrade its facilities and process to handle the demands of building the Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV. The sizeable investment in the Orion plant will also bring about 2,350 new job roles. With new employees and current employees, the number of workers will be approximately 3,350.

Highlights of the Silverado EV

The 2024 Silverado EV will feature a 400-mile range when operating on a full charge, notes GM.[1] The 2024 Silverado EV will first be available in two trim levels — Work Truck and RST. When properly equipped, the RST will boast a maximum trailering capacity of 10,000 pounds and generate ratings of 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque.

We will have to wait a little longer for details on the 2024 electric GMC Sierra EV. It makes its debut in the Denali trim later in 2022, but as soon as details are released, we will let you know!

Learn more about the electrified GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville in Collierville, Tennessee.

[1] Range estimate based on the current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.  EPA estimates are not yet available.

New Trailer Features for 2021 GMC Sierra

Trailer with Sierra 1500 - Memphis, TN

GMC is set to make driving with a trailer even easier with five new additions to the Sierra 1500’s already exceptional towing technology. Highlights include updated camera views and an anti-jack knife feature.

Keeping an Eye on Things

GM customers have let the company know that they want technology to help them tow loads safely and comfortably, and it responded by enhancing its pre-existing systems. Cargo Bed View has been upgraded to include Bed Hitch Guidance and Cargo Bed Zoom View functions. It is now easier than ever to line up and attach a gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailer. Rear Trailer View now includes guidelines and an angle indicator. Rear Side View offers a split view of both sides of the truck and trailer to help prevent collisions when backing up and maneuvering into a parking spot.

Expanded Visibility and Warnings

Trailer Length Indicator is another helpful technology feature that has been added to the 2021 Sierra. It helps the driver to make safer lane shifts by showing surrounding vehicles. Jack-Knife Alert helps to avoid dangerous jack-knife situations in which the trailer pivots and can cause damage to the hitch and the rear bumper of the truck.

If you want to see how these advanced features work for yourself, swing by Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC and test drive a properly equipped 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 today.