Chevrolet’s first electric pick-up has been revealed, and it has different styling and proportions to it’s gas and diesel powered siblings.
The 2024 Silverado EV is taking a different route than it’s main competitor the Ford F-150 Lightning, as instead of modifying the existing Silverado’s platform with an electric powertrain, Chevrolet has decided to use the one from the GMC Hummer EV. Silverado EV isn’t just a truck. It’s a category-defying, boundary-breaking game changer that can be what you need and want it to be. Two variants will be offered at first, the ‘WT’ model will feature dual motors, all-wheel drive and 510 hp with 615 lb-ft of torque.
The ‘RST’ model also has dual motors but produces more power and torque with 664 hp and 780 lb-ft. Chevrolet claim that the RST with the ‘Wide Open Watts’ driving mode selected will be capable of a 0-60 mph sprint time of under 4.5 seconds. Both models will use the same battery pack that should provide around 400 miles of range and up to 350 kW fast charging. What this approach has allowed is a more cab forward design that produces more interior cabin space than the regular Silverado. Smart. Agile. Aerodynamic. Fast. Not typically what you think of when you think of a truck.
Silverado EV was built from the ground up to change the world. It starts with Ultium – the groundbreaking, all-new battery platform from General Motors that brings with it new power, new force, new flexibility, and of course, a new range of possibilities. Making a giant leap in vehicle connectivity and access, Ultifi* is the intelligent software platform that keeps your vehicle functioning and personalized with over-the-air updates, downloadable apps and new features so your vehicle system is constantly keeping up with you.
Available Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension lets you comfortably glide over the terrain that comes your way by automatically adjusting the suspension to the road conditions, resulting in a smooth ride. Bonus: You can even adjust the height of your Silverado EV to help you get in and out easier. Multi-Flex Tailgate helps you get stuff done with more smarts and more flexibility. With six different functions, it makes easy work of loading, unloading and getting to the cargo bed.
Get up to 10,000 lbs. of max towing, and on a future WT model up to 20,000 lbs.,* to hitch up and hit the road with ease. Silverado EV RST shown is GM estimated to tow up to 10,000 lbs.Look like a pro when you’re parallel parking or pulling your EV into a tight parking space. All four wheels work together for a smaller turning radius, helping you make those tight turns. Leave the stress of your daily drive behind. Enjoy hands-free driving and trailering across 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada, with available Super Cruise driver assistance technology.