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Noted in Passing: First as Tragedy. Then as Farce.

Lost children hugging in the land their fathers made. Presenting — The First-Ever All-Electric Chevy Silverado AKA We have no new ideas on how to sell anything. 

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  • Tom Hyland February 15, 2022, 8:00 AM

    That was a one minute video. She plugged her re-charger cable into place, the couple embraced, and I hope they found a hotel room for the next five hours because that truck ain’t going nowhere.

    • Vanderleun February 15, 2022, 8:58 AM

      Me too/ Because they are brother and sister in The Sopranos universe where this bit of fluff floats in the bowl.

      • Tom Hyland February 15, 2022, 10:31 AM

        The most glaring inaccuracy of this commercial is that she’s not hugging a black dude.

        • Nobody Atall February 16, 2022, 4:06 AM

          Or another gal.

      • KCK February 16, 2022, 10:05 AM

        O shit that’s funny

    • Nobody Atall February 16, 2022, 4:07 AM

      Who’s paying for all those charger stations all over the city?

  • TCNM February 15, 2022, 8:01 AM

    The end of GM is in sight.

  • Hoss February 15, 2022, 8:10 AM

    Thanks, but no thanks. I will stay with my 96 F-350 7.3- Nothing against GM in general as they have made some nice vehicles over the years, but I need a truck, not a toy and I don’t have a 1200 a month payment.

  • Freddo February 15, 2022, 8:11 AM

    Obviously what this ad is lacking is a transgender POC actor. If you want to market to the soyboy segment you have to include the freakshow.

  • John Venlet February 15, 2022, 8:13 AM

    Nope. I’m sticking with a Hemi powered Ram 1500. Batteries are for flashlights, portable radios, and DeWalt drills.

  • Richard February 15, 2022, 8:18 AM

    “A whole new truck, for a whole new generation.”
    And you can keep both.
    I wonder what truck sales would be like if they tried a classic old-school short bed pick up with a manual transmission, powered by a short block V8? Just might get this old gear heads attention.

    • John Venlet February 15, 2022, 8:30 AM

      I wonder what truck sales would be like if they tried a classic old-school short bed pick up with a manual transmission, powered by a short block V8? Just might get this old gear heads attention.

      You could look for such a truck in Mexico.

      • Richard February 15, 2022, 8:47 AM

        Batteries are for flashlights, portable radios, and DeWalt drills.+++
        Fact checked and determined to be TRUE.
        According to the link you provided, no one wants to drive a manual trans anymore. I guess I’m hopelessly lost in bygone days. Thankful for my memories.

        • Snakepit Kansas February 17, 2022, 4:43 AM

          I drive an old 2006 Caddy CTS with six speed manual and and older 95 Ford Ranger with five speed manual. I may continue to drive these creatures until I am dead.

  • James ONeil February 15, 2022, 8:42 AM

    I’m holding out for the off road version, that you can plug in to the nearest currant bush.

    • azlibertarian February 15, 2022, 8:50 AM

      Its funny that you mention that. I am half considering the purchase of a UTV, and recently looked a fully electric version at my local Bass Pro shop. And I wondered how I would recharge it while out in the woods.

      • Butch February 15, 2022, 11:18 AM

        Simple: just tow a gas-powered generator.

  • Mike Austin February 15, 2022, 9:36 AM

    Everyone involved in that commercial should be arrested, tried, found guilty and sent to the camps.

  • rocdoctom February 15, 2022, 10:36 AM

    Electric pick-up? Go figure. Looks to be made for date night. How about a real pick-up with manual–yea, that means a clutch and a big pushrod V-8…no sound quite like it.

  • FLSTF February 15, 2022, 10:58 AM

    What an expensive POS.
    It could be permanently disabled using a home made directional EMP for a few hundred dollars.

    Do they plan to market these in states like CA where power outages and rolling blackouts are common? Good luck!

    Off topic– at 0:22 in the video above, it actually looks like the statue of liberty is flipping the bird.

    • Ambiguousfrog February 15, 2022, 1:21 PM

      Or Russians hack the power grid. Useless then.

  • MIKE GUENTHER February 15, 2022, 11:06 AM

    Funny that they style the new truck after one that they ceased production of in 2012, the Avalanche. At least in sillouette.

    As a matter of fact, I’m in the process of selling off the extra vehicles from my brother’s estate. One of those vehicles is a 2001 Avalanche 2500 with the 8.1 liter motor (500+ cubic inches).

    When I listed it on market place, I was inundated with buyers. Same with the ’97 Dodge Ram 4×4 I listed at the same time. Only bad thing is the 100 mile round trip and half a tank of gas wasted for no shows and looks loos, plus most of a day wasted.

    • John Venlet February 15, 2022, 12:10 PM

      Mike, have you considered CarMax or Carvana, or a similar auto buying/selling outfit? I was paid what I thought was crazy money for my wife’s 2019 VW Tiguan and my 2013 Ram 1500. No hassles incurred at all with those sales.

      • Ambiguousfrog February 15, 2022, 1:19 PM

        Son sold his 19 year old Silverado 1500 within a week on Facebook marketplace.
        Bought 5 years ago used with 150k on it for 10k, sold for 8500 cash today almost sight unseen.
        Guy buying it said dealers aren’t budging and selling junk.

      • MIKE GUENTHER February 15, 2022, 2:28 PM

        Problem is these vehicles have been sitting for a minimum of two years. Batteries are dead and I think they have some minor mechanical issues. I priced them at KBB fair market value. (As executor, that’s what I have to do to satisfy the holder of my bond.)

        Also, since my brother wasn’t the best record keeper, a couple of sets of keys are missing as well as a title ot two. It is what it is.

  • enn ess February 15, 2022, 11:52 AM

    Ahhh, the chasing of the utopian zero carbon emission planet. Uh, I really hate to burst their bubble but that never has and never will happen. Its simple grade school physics. You cannot turn one form of energy, in any of its various forms, into another form of energy you may want to use, without using energy. Take the simple tree and turn it into firewood you can use. See my point? But apparently the nu green dealio aficionados are completely oblivious to this simple factoid.

  • Ambiguousfrog February 15, 2022, 1:16 PM

    First time I saw Tesla charging station behind a Starbucks during my travels to Fla., I could swear the Diesel generator behind the fence was running and charging the chargers.

  • ghostsniper February 15, 2022, 2:31 PM

    First off, I am against ALL the new vehicles I have been familiar with primarily for 3 reasons.
    The price is waaay too high.
    The unnecessary doodads are too many.
    The quality control is too far down the shitter pipe.
    However, if none of those things were an issue I don’t have a problem with having a new truck that was electric powered with a few caveats.

    Our lifestyle is such now that we just don’t drive much any more.
    In the past 15 years I have only once driven more than 100 miles away from home.
    Most of the time my trips are less than 100 miles both ways and usually less than 50.
    And it’s not unusual to not drive at all for 2 or 3 weeks at a time.

    At times I need a truck that can carry say, 30 sheets of plywood or half a bunk of 2×4’s or maybe a pallet or 2 of bagged soil or mulch. To get up our steep driveway when it has snowed I need 4×4 traction. I’m not fond of high gas prices. I’m wanting to install a robust solar array here at the compound. So if a manufacturer can provide for these, what I consider minor requirements, I’ll be their Huckleberry.

    If I want to drive cross country that is what rental rides are for.
    What I refuse is debt. If I can’t pay cash for it then I don’t want it. Period. Have been debt free for 15 years and the very idea of incurring debt is beyond my comprehension. Debt is always a losers game. Shysters will always tell you otherwise. I’ve been in debt, and I’ve been out of debt. Out is always better.

  • azlibertarian February 15, 2022, 3:23 PM

    Way back in the ancient times of 2009, Al Gore had this great idea: Put solar over an area 100 miles by 100 miles of the Nevada desert and you could power the entire country. Wow! What an inspiration!

    This idea came under some scrutiny, but Politifact came to the rescue and found that Gore’s idea was close enough.

    However, Gore, the Left and the idiots at Politifact apparently failed 4th grade math. An area 100 miles by 100 miles is 10,000 square miles. The area of Greater Los Angeles…by the way, not fully built out, believe it or not….is merely 33,000-ish square miles.

    Do they have any idea how long it took to build out Los Angeles? Do they have any idea how to transmit all this power all the way from Nevada to the East Coast? Do they have any idea what to do at night?

    • ghostsniper February 16, 2022, 4:30 AM

      Do they have any idea what to do at night?
      There’s been a persistent problem in the general-think about solar.
      Most people it seems it is a 2 part system, to gather and to use.
      If that is true than yes night time use is a problem.
      But it is actually a 3 part system, gather and use, and in the middle is storage.
      That means batteries, of some sort.

      Slightly diff:
      For a long time now I’ve entertained the idea that all homes should contain a device that looks like a water heater and it would sit right next to the regular water heater in a home. This 2nd water heater would actually be a giant battery. The entire home would be wired to this giant battery and it would be connected to the grid and constantly be recharging. Therefore, if the grid went down, browned out, or fluctuated at all, the giant battery would stabilize the crib’s power supply and power it completely for up to 48 hours in a grid down scenario. This giant battery would cost about $1,000 for a standard house. They could be banked for larger homes. If this was available today I would own at least 2 of them.

      • azlibertarian February 16, 2022, 5:24 AM

        …That means batteries, of some sort…..

        So in the pursuit of the clean energy of AOC’s Green Nude Deal, we’re gonna use batteries. I’m sure they’ll find a clean way to make that happen. /sarc

      • Gordon Scott February 16, 2022, 12:01 PM

        Have you looked at Tesla’s PowerWall? You’re gonna wind up doing some solar with it, but the cost is about $10,500 for 13.5 Kw and $17,ooo for 27 Kw. That’s for the whole thing installed.

        DO NOT MAKE INQUIRIES with any other website besides Tesla. You will be hounded with phone calls before your finger rises off the mouse button. I am not exaggerating.

  • jwm February 16, 2022, 5:50 AM

    One more time when the fickle gods of the used car-o-sphere smiled on me. My ’05 Tacoma cost me just under 10 grand out the door. It has three pedals, and a manual gear shifter with five forward speeds, and a cam chain (not a belt). It has a radio, too, but I don’t play it much.


  • KCK February 16, 2022, 10:16 AM

    IDK how they get their electricity in NJ/NYC, but in my neck of the woods we get it via an endangered resource: hydro. If coal is unused, now (so my son claims), then what makes electricity in the East? OK, I just looked it up and the answer is: petroleum powered turbines. I shitUnot. Gas powers the electricity so the woke can drive electric cars and now trux.

    I also understand that the vaunted Tesla cars still only make, what? 60 miles? Or some stupid-low range. Imagine this truck getting, what? 30 miles? You cannot make it through the Lincoln Tunnel, across the city and out to the shore in that hunk of junk, without a recharge. Now, you need what? 8 hours??

    But, oh boy do you feel enviro-friendly.

  • twolaneflash February 16, 2022, 1:55 PM

    Can I get a Trunk Monkey with that model?