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

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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.

Chevy teases the 2022 Bolt EV and EUV

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Chevy is preparing some new and exciting green options for drivers in the 2022 model year. The brand is refreshing the iconic Bolt EV and adding an all-new, adventure-ready Bolt EUV to the lineup. We’re looking forward to taking these electric vehicles for a ride when they debut next year. Until then, Chevy gave us a glimpse of what we can expect.

 

The teaser images don’t show a lot of the new vehicles, but one thing that’s apparent is how the Bolt EUV stands out from the Bolt EV with a sleeker, more aerodynamic silhouette. Wraparound taillights and sharp, sweeping angles give the Bolt EUV a sophisticated look. It’s also bigger than the Bolt EV, adding around five inches to the length and three inches to the wheelbase. Larger proportions will make the Bolt EUV a great choice for families with greater cargo space needs.  

 

We’re still waiting for confirmation from Chevrolet, but it’s been suggested that the Chevy Bolt EUV will come with roof racks. These will be great for holding additional cargo, like bikes or kayaks.

 

The Bolt EUV will also be the first-ever vehicle outside of Cadillac models to offer the high-tech Super Cruise driver-assist feature. Super Cruise provides hands-free driving assistance on hundreds of compatible highways.

 

If you’re all about the compact electric vehicle, you’ll be glad to know there’s plenty to look forward to in the 2022 Bolt EV as well. It’s going to have more comfortable seats, a newer infotainment system, a redesigned dashboard, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

 

Keep an eye on the Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville blog for more information on the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and all-new Bolt EUV as it becomes available.

Check Out the Chevrolet Bolt EV Academy Video Series

2020 Chevy Bolt EV - Memphis, TN

Electric vehicles have a wide variety of benefits that make them ideal options for families. If you’re interested in driving an electric vehicle but want to know more about them before making a purchase, be sure to watch the new Chevrolet Bolt EV Academy video series.

 

This video series goes into detail about the features of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and why the car is superior. In addition, over the course of 15 quick episodes, the series gives clear instructions about how to drive the car and utilize its innovative technologies.

 

In particular, the series covers the ins and outs of installing a charging station at home and charging the Bolt EV. It even explains how to charge the car while taking a cross-country road trip. To boost your confidence on the drive, you can also learn about the car’s numerous safety systems and how to read the Driver Information Center.

 

The Bolt EV makes backing out of a parking spot easier with HD Surround Vision and the Rear Camera Mirror, both of which are discussed in the series. On top of having driver assistance technologies, the Car also features connectivity options, like Bluetooth® technology, which are easy to learn.

 

If you’re interested in viewing the Chevrolet Bolt EV Academy video series, you can find it on Chevrolet.com or YouTube. Once you’re ready to get behind the wheel of your first electric vehicle, call us at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville to find out more about the models we have available.

Chevy Bolt Earns A Spot On KBB’s List of Longest-Ranged EVs

2020 Chevy Bolt EV - Memphis, TN

If you’ve been looking for a way to save money at the gas pump while reducing your carbon footprint, an electric vehicle is a great option. For a model that won’t force you to sacrifice range for efficiency, consider the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which was just named to Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 10 Longest-Ranged Electric Cars of 2020.

The 2020 Bolt has a best-in-class range of 259 miles. That’s about 10 percent more than previous Bolt generations. Even so, it still provides an impressive 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.

“It makes an excellent city car or runabout, and with some planning for recharges can even be a road-tripper,” said the KBB editors.

Chevy has you covered on your next road trip as well. With over 40,000 charging stations across the country, it’s not hard to find a convenient spot to power up. The myChevrolet Mobile App with Energy Assist shows you where those stations are and can calculate how much juice you have left based on road and weather conditions. Additionally, available DC Fast Charging can provide up to 100 miles of charge in just 30 minutes.

With such an impressive range, it won’t be long before EVs — like the Chevrolet Bolt EVs that we sell here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville — are as common on the road as gas-powered vehicles.