2022 Ford Mach-E gets price hike, Silverado EV production details leak


Electric vehicles are extremely hot right now, with automakers around the world ditching combustion engines for electricity. Much of the push behind the soaring popularity of electric vehicles has come from the U.S. government and other governments around the world that have issued warrants forcing automakers to switch to electric vehicles. A new report has surfaced which indicates that the price of the Mach-E 2022 electric vehicle will increase over the current version.

The price of the Ford Mach-E 2022 increases

According to CarsDirect, Ford recently sent out a newsletter to dealers showing that the Mach-E’s MSRP would go up to $ 3,000 on some versions of the popular electric vehicle. At the bottom of the Mach-E lineup, the Select and Premium will each see an MSRP increase of $ 1,000. Those who buy in the mid-range will find that the 2022 Mach-E California Route 1 and GT will cost $ 2,000 more.

Ford is also adding money to the price of some popular options, including the GT Performance Package and Extended Range Battery, with both options increasing by $ 1,000. Factoring in all the price increases, anyone buying one of the top-of-the-line Mach-E electric vehicles could pay up to $ 3,000 more than they did when the vehicle was first launched. It should be noted that the Mach-E is extremely difficult to obtain, like most models sold.

Ford Mach-E side view

Those who come across a Mach-E at an unspoken Ford dealership are very likely to pay large markups for the electric vehicle. Currently, the cheapest Mach-E available starts at $ 43,995. However, some very qualified buyers may purchase at zero percent APR. Past rumors suggested that by 2022, Ford would increase the size of the batteries used by the Mach-E.

According to this rumor, for 2022 the standard EV range will get a 70 kWh battery while the extended run version will get a 91 kWh battery. None of these batteries represent a massive increase in capacity, but more runtime is always welcome.

Chevrolet Silverado EV

Silverado logo on truck

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Ford is betting big on the F-150 Lightning electric pickup, and many truck fans are eagerly waiting for the vehicle to hit showrooms. Several other electric vehicle manufacturers are marketing electric vans, including Rivian. However, the Rivian electric pickup does not have the popularity or name recognition that the F-150 garners.

Some see the first real competitor for the F-150 Lightning as the Chevrolet Silverado EV. A report from Muscle Cars and Trucks claims production of the Silverado EV has been confirmed to begin in 2023. Assuming the report is true, that means Ford and Rivian will have the electric pickup market to themselves for an entire year.

Granted, the F-150 Lightning is destined to be the more popular of the two trucks. Ford’s F-150 is the most popular pickup and most popular vehicle in the whole country (via CNBC). It stands to reason that if a truck buyer was interested in going electric, the F-150 will be the vehicle they look at first.

Other interesting information about the Silverado electric pickup has to do with the name. Details were dropped by GM vice president for global product development Doug Parks at a conference this week (via Reuters). During his speech at the conference, he said production would begin in early 2023. Speaking of the Chevrolet electric truck, Parks called it the Silverado EV and the Silverado E. He also mentioned a Sierra E, this which is no surprise. Currently, GM produces the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado, which are the same truck with different finishes.

Chevy Silverado emblem on the bumper

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The two GM electric trucks will run on the GM BT1 platform. The same plant that currently builds the GMC Hummer EV will build the Silverado E and Sierra E. The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 is currently on sale and costs over $ 100,000. The Sierra E and Silverado E should be a lot cheaper and have a lot less horsepower.

We don’t know much about the Silverado E or Sierra E yet. Speculation suggests that the pickup trucks will have a range of around 400 miles. The price is a mystery, but today there is a wide range of pricing options for pickup trucks ranging from the mid to upper range of $ 30,000 up to $ 80,000 and up. Electric microphones will certainly find a price niche.

Previous reports have suggested that the Silverado E will offer an available four-wheel steering system. This option is a special feature that improves the handling of the vehicle, giving it a narrower turning radius and making it more maneuverable in difficult situations. This feature can be particularly useful for off-road versions of the electric pickup.

Chevrolet plans to offer electric vehicles in both fleet and retail versions. Municipalities and other large fleet operators who use light trucks should find the prospect of a fully electric Silverado very appealing. The big advantage of a fully electric truck is that it does not need gasoline and is virtually maintenance free. The downside is that electric trucks will have limited operating range and are likely to cost more.

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