The Silverado EV isn’t Chevy’s first attempt at an electric pickup truck, but it’s unquestionably the best.
It’s amazing how long it has taken for its first all-electric trucks to hit the road. We could start blaming pandemic-related slowdowns or the difficulties in developing battery-powered trucks with a large payload and towing capacity. Notwithstanding, the electric pickup truck segment is about to get exciting, with seven announced EV pickups making their debut in less than months each other.
Chevrolet may have been late to the game, but the Silverado EV, which debuted earlier this year, was well worth the journey. Despite stiff competition from the Ford F-150 Lightning, Tesla Cybertruck, and GMC Hummer EV, Chevrolet demonstrated some remarkable details that show the 2024 Silverado EV will undeniably hold its own. To get you up to speed, here’s a rundown of the five most recent Chevrolet Silverado EV revelations.
5. Chevrolet Puts Off The Silverado EV In Three Trims
Chevrolet officially announced three Silverado trims would indeed be available immediately: the core Work Truck (WT), the off-road-oriented Trail Boss, and the loaded RST. The very first Work Trucks will be available in early summer 2023, whereas those RST reservations will have to wait until fall 2023.
4. The Silverado EV Powered by Two Electric Motors
When such Wide Open Watts (WOW) mode is able to engage, the top-spec RST Silverado EV will have all-wheel drive and two electric motors capable of producing an impressive 660hp and 780lb-ft of torque. Thus according to Chevy, the WOW mode will propel the RST from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds, making it faster than the most powerful F-150 Lightning.
3. There Are Various Methods for Charging The Silverado EV
Chevrolet claims that the Silverado EV design will take advantage of the increasing number of official DC fast-charging stations that charge at speed of up to 350kW to add a 100-mile range in 10 minutes. Other charging options are including 240-volt Level 2 public and home charging stations, as well as 120-volt Level 1 outlet commonly found in homes.
2. The Silverado EV Has Adequate Payload and Towing Capacities
Chevrolet confirmed that the Silverado EV Work Truck will originally be capable of towing up to 8,000 pounds, while a fully armed RST will be capable of towing up to 10,000 pounds. Moreover, once the first edition models hit the road, a Work Truck with 20,000lbs of towing capacity will be introduced.
1. The Silverado EV Features Four-Wheel Steering
Furthermore to the electronically controlled four-wheel drive, Chevrolet equips the Silverado EV with four-wheel steering to facilitate a seamless ride. This function vastly enhances the Silverado EV’s capacity to maneuver along with off-road obstacles, manage tight parking spots, and reduce the turning radius.