Electric Chevrolet Silverado: Here’s What We Know So Far

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Electric vehicles continue to take the automotive industry by storm. GM recently joined the party by announcing an electric Chevrolet Silverado.

As Chevrolet’s first full-size battery-powered pickup truck, this new electrified Chevy Silverado will combine GM’s innovative electric technology with Chevrolet’s iconic pickup design. With both retail and fleet versions of the model, the electric Chevy Silverado will appeal to loyal Chevy truck buyers, new electric drivers, and businesses alike.

When fully charged, the electric Chevy Silverado is estimated to deliver over 400 miles of zero-emissions driving. The full-size truck will be powered by GM’s exclusive Ultium batteries, which also power the GMC Hummer EV SUV and truck.

These fuel cells are produced in Lordstown, Ohio, at the new Ultium Cells LLC facility. The electric truck itself will be built at GM’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Michigan. The facility pushes the boundaries of a zero-emissions future as GM’s first EV-only assembly plant. By producing EVs such as the Hummer, new Silverado, and upcoming Cruise Origin, Factory ZERO continues to pave the way for an exciting and electrified world.

While we wait for more details about this latest addition to the Chevy lineup, you can get behind the wheel of the 2021 Silverado pickup when you visit Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.

Three Reasons to Choose a Pickup Truck

Three Reasons to Choose a Pickup Truck | Fuller Chevrolet GMC Blog | Rockland, ME

Here in America, trucks rule the road. Pickup trucks have been one of the most popular vehicle types for decades. If you are looking to join the truck club, here are three reasons why you should choose a pickup truck.

Towing capabilities

No other vehicles have better towing power than pickup trucks. Consider the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. It is capable of towing up to 13,300 pounds. Trucks also are available with advanced towing technology like the ProGrade™ Trailering system in the GMC Sierra 1500 that includes up to 15 camera views and lets you save multiple trailer profiles.

Engine options

If you like being able to choose how powerful your vehicle is, pickup trucks are a great way to do that. Most models give you multiple engine options. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500 currently have six powertrain options ­— including the Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel.

Bed versatility

A truck bed can be incredibly versatile. This is even more so with the class-leading cargo volume found in the Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500. These trucks are also available with a versatile multi-position tailgate. Whether you are looking for a truck for work or for play, the bed can make it easier to do both.

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Chevy Models Make Best Diesel Pickup Trucks List for 2021

Chevy Models Make Best Diesel Pickup Trucks List for 2021 | Rockland, ME

The U.S. News & World Report’s “11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021” list lauded all three Chevy trucks as some of the best to run off a diesel powertrain: the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, Silverado 1500, and Silverado HD.

The 2021 Chevy Colorado removed its base trim from the prior year. It boasts a 7-inch touch screen to go along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. An available Duramax® 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine generates 181 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque, and can make your 2021 Colorado tow up to 7,700 pounds, the model’s max capacity.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 sports an available Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel which produces a best-in-class 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque. Its 9,500 pounds of max towing strength represents an increase of 1,900 pounds from the previous model. Trailer Length Indicator and Jackknife Alert help you stay safe while trailering.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD is a heavy-duty pickup truck whose Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel creates 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, all of which it channels through an Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission. Plus, its best-in-class tow rating of 36,000 pounds solves problems at work and makes it easy to haul a camper for family vacations.

You can find all three of these top-performing trucks at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Gains Multi-Flex Tailgate and Trailering Enhancements

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The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers even more functionality with the addition of the new Multi-Flex Tailgate, along with increased capability to make trailering even easier. The 2021 Silverado is on track to be the most versatile Silverado to ever hit the road.

Six-function tailgate

The Multi-Flex Tailgate has six opening functions that make bed access easier and offers many loading options. The tailgate has a load capacity of 375 pounds, and you can configure it into a bench or step. You can even use it to extend bed length and stack heavy objects like lumber and cement blocks. You can also use the bed as a work desk with LED lighting and a 120-volt outlet for plugging in tools or charging electronics. The Multi-Flex Tailgate will be available on all 2021 Silverado 1500 models.

Improved efficiency engines and trailering technology

The 2021 Silverado has upped the trailering capability for the 2.7-liter Turbo and 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engines. The 2.7-liter mill can tow up to 9,600 pounds, while the turbo-diesel engine now maxes out at 9,500 pounds. On top of that, new alerts for trailer length and jack-knifing have been added to the trailering package, along with enhanced views of the bed and sides of the truck.

You can check out the 2021 Silverado 1500 at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.

Big Changes Coming for 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra

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If you stay on the pulse of all things pickup, you probably know that the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are frequently updated to stay fresh for truck lovers with evolving capability and technology needs. According to the industry insiders, the two beloved General Motors trucks have some major updates on the way.

Initial rumblings about updates to the trucks actually predicted that the changes would be for the 2021 model year. Unfortunately, due to global supply chain and production issues that affected the automaker, the refresh is now expected for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

For those curious about what changes might be coming to the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra trucks, GM Authority suggests looking no further than the recent updates made to the newest Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon. These models were refreshed for 2021 and include a number of high-tech features and luxury touches.

While similarities between the recent Suburban/Yukon updates and the upcoming Silverado/Sierra refresh are only rumored for now, it’s likely a safe bet to assume there will be some similarities. The Suburban and Yukon were upgraded to include new features like a heads-up display, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment centers, and an all-digital instrument panel.

Keep up with Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck to be the first to know about updates to the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra.

U.S. News Names the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Colorado Among the Best Trucks for Towing

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Colorado Among Best Trucks for Towing | Fuller Chevrolet GMC | Rockland, ME

Both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet Colorado were recently named to the list of the 13 Best Trucks for Towing. Compiled every year by U.S. News and World Report, this list considers the towing capability of every truck on the market, calculating which is best for those who demand top-tier performance when towing and hauling. Given their legacy of quality, it’s no surprise the 2020 Silverado and Colorado each earned a spot on the list.

The 2020 Colorado will tow up to 7,700 pounds when equipped with an impressive 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, offering the best towing capacity among any midsize truck on the market. Plus, it’s remarkably efficient, which saves you money at the pump.

The Silverado has an impressive 13,400-pound towing capacity, which is also best in its class for light-duty full-size trucks – including the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. The Silverado 1500 has an optional 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates a whopping 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, while features such as four-wheel drive, a Max Trailering Package, and twenty-inch wheels also improve performance.

Chevrolet also offers several trailering safety systems on newer model years. The Technology Package comes with up to 15 camera views to make it easier to hitch a trailer and to see around your vehicle as you reverse. There’s also Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, and Auto Grade braking, and even an available app to make trailering easier.

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Here’s Why GM Pickups Rule the Market

Why GMC Pickups Rule the Market | Fuller Chevrolet GMC Blog | Rockland, ME

GM trucks are laps ahead of the competition thanks to the longstanding popularity of the GMC Sierra and the sudden resurgence of the Chevrolet Silverado. GM has solidified its status as the best manufacturer of pickup trucks no matter your needs.

While competitors such as Fiat Chrysler’s Ram and the Ford F-150 have respectable popularity, the reputation of GM trucks outstrips them. The sales of the GMC Sierra outpaced those of the Ram, and impressive 2020 sales have moved the Chevrolet Silverado past both the Ford F-150 and the Ram to join the Sierra and give GM the crown in the pickup market.

A manufacturing transition led to lower sales for GM in early 2019. The new truck architecture developed by GM may have slowed down production, but despite the hiccup, GM still manufactured 807,923 full-size trucks throughout the entire year.  A total of 197,743 full-size trucks were built by the auto manufacturer in the first quarter of 2020, giving it a lead over Ford.

GM trucks have earned a reputation for reliability, strength, and versatility. Want to see why the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra have become the nation’s most beloved trucks? Contact us to learn more about these outstanding models.

Check Out the Updates Coming to Medium-Duty Silverado Trucks

Check Out the Updates Coming to Medium-Duty Silverado Trucks | Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck Blog | Rockland, ME

The medium-duty commercial trucks from Chevrolet were already versatile and powerful. And with new updates to the 2021 Silverado 4500 HD, 5500 HD, and 6500 HD chassis cab trucks, the most capable trucks on the road have just become even better.

Some of the things that made these medium-duty trucks impressive were their 50-degree maneuverability, the ease of maintenance thanks to their forward-tilting engines, and connectivity features like Apple CarPlay® and Wi-Fi® to make your truck into a mobile office.

The newest features for next year’s trucks include things like a new maximum gross combined weight for better hauling capacities. It will be up 23 percent from the 2020 model, jumping from 23,500 pounds to a massive 37,000 pounds. The mechanical locking rear axle will also provide better handling on loose and slippery worksite surfaces.

Extended mirror arms will help with visibility, making maneuvering of long or wide upfitted trucks easier. The new Silverados also boast upfitting updates. The shortest wheelbase models now have longer axle-to-end-of-frame options, which allow for more upfit possibilities.

The engine has some new features. An auxiliary switch bank is available for six more upfit switches. And its power take-off capabilities are accessible from the right and the left side, adding ease and convenience.

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Check Out the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition | Rockland, ME

Chevrolet recently introduced the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition, a striking truck with a wide range of features. Pairing with the Carhartt brand, Chevy first introduced a Silverado HD Carhartt edition back in 2016 at the SEMA show — however, the production model has been in the works until now. We can’t wait to see this truck on the road.

The features on the 2021 Carhartt Special Edition model include a Mosaic Black Metallic exterior, Carhartt badging, all-terrain tires, a Carhartt-branded tonneau cover, tow hooks, and other practical amenities. There’s also two-tone leather seating on the interior. The new special edition model is built the features you’ll find on the Silverado 2500 LTZ crew cab with a Z71 off-road package. This includes skid plates, Hill Descent Control, and specially tuned Rancho shocks.

“This truck represents a true collaboration of our brands coming together to create a durable, purpose-built truck for people who not only work hard on the jobsite, but also live a rugged lifestyle,” said Janet Ries, the VP of Marketing at Carhartt.

You’ll be able to drive the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt sometime soon, as this truck is scheduled to hit the market in the fall of 2020. The Carhartt and Chevrolet partnership is just one of many that lets the Chevy brand offer truly unique special-edition models to its customers.

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