GM delays production of Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV due to weak EV demand

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Production pushed back to late 2025 as GM adjusts to changing market trends.

General Motors (GM) is facing production delays for its highly anticipated Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV as the company responds to evolving electric vehicle (EV) market conditions. Originally slated for production at the Orion Assembly plant in 2024, the start of production has been postponed to late 2025. GM stated that the delay is not linked to the recent United Auto Workers (UAW) strike but is rather a strategic move to “better manage capital investment while aligning with evolving EV demand.”

The Orion Assembly plant, which is currently concluding production of the Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV models, was set to build the electric pickups with the promise of saving around 1,000 jobs and creating over 2,350 new ones through a $4 billion investment. However, GM’s decision to delay production reflects shifting market dynamics, particularly the growth of EV demand.

Despite an initial positive outlook for EV sales, GM is now reevaluating the demand trends, which have not risen as rapidly as initially forecasted. GM spokesman Kevin Kelly noted, “We’re looking at EV demand, and the trendline for EVs is stabilizing, but it’s not rising as fast as originally forecasted.”

The automaker is also implementing “engineering improvements” to enhance profitability, indicating a strong commitment to the EV segment despite the production delay. Interestingly, the Silverado EV is already in production at the nearby Factory Zero, where it shares the assembly line with the GMC Hummer EV Pickup and SUV. The GMC Sierra EV is expected to join this lineup next year, further underlining GM’s commitment to electric vehicles.