The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, a rethinking of the brand’s best-selling namesake, is loaded with the power and capabilities anticipated of Chevy Trucks, with a GM-estimated range of 400 miles on a full charge available on Work Truck (WT) and RST models.
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All the benefits of Chevy Trucks performances coupled with EV technology
“Chevrolet has constantly revolutionized the Silverado franchise to make it the powerhouse it is today,” said Steve Hill, vice president of Chevrolet. “The Ultium Platform is a critical enabler of next-level pickup truck performance for both fleet and retail customers, whether they are currently driving a Silverado or are considering a pickup for the first time.”
The Silverado EV was built from the ground up as a completely electric pickup on GM’s innovative Ultium EV Platform, and it delivers a ground-breaking mix of capabilities, performance, and adaptability, as well as advanced technology that will allow the vehicle to grow over time.
The Chevrolet Silverado EV will initially be offered in two variants
The Silverado EV will be offered in two versions at launch: a RST First Edition and a fleet-focused WT model. Each will provide a comprehensive set of basic and optional safety features.
The WT will be available initially to fleet customers and will include 510 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque to fulfill the demands of enterprises with sustainable mobility aspirations. The WT will have a towing capacity of 8,000 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,200 pounds.
Following the first introduction, Chevrolet will produce a fleet model with a trailering capacity of up to 20,000 pounds when equipped with the maximum towing package.
The RST First Edition will come standard with four-wheel steering, automated adaptive air suspension, and the Multi-Flex Midgate, which increases cargo capacity while retaining rear-seat passenger seating.
In the max power Wide Open Watts Mode, the Silverado RST will offer up to 664 horsepower and more than 780 lb-ft of torque are available, allowing for a GM-estimated 0-60 mph speed in less than 4.5 seconds.
It will also have the trailering-capable Super Cruise, the industry’s first real hands-free driver-assistance technology, which will enable drivers to travel hands-free on over 200,000 miles of suitable highways spanning the United States and Canada.
The 17-inch-diagonal LCD freeform infotainment screen is complemented with an 11-inch-diagonal reconfigurable driver instrument display and a multi-color driver head-up display with a field of vision of more than 14 inches.
The Ultimul platform is the basis of Chevy’s EV future
“The Ultium Platform enabled our design and engineering teams to start from a clean slate and create a pickup with impressive performance and capability,” said Nichole Kraatz, Silverado EV chief engineer. “The result is a truly impressive testament to the creativity and innovation our teams can bring to market with speed and at scale.”
The Ultium Platform, which is the cornerstone of GM’s EV strategy and the driver of the company’s ambition for a zero-emission future, is used in the Chevrolet Silverado EV.
The vehicle’s exceptional range is enabled by a revolutionary body style that effectively exploits the available 24-module Ultium battery pack as part of the core structure. This structural design combines the strength, durability, and performance that Silverado consumers have come to expect from a full-size truck with a more comfortable, confident ride both on and off the road.
The chassis also has independent front and back suspensions, with power routed to the optional 24-inch wheels on RST through the e4WD system’s front- and rear-drive motors. The car may be lifted or lowered by up to 2 inches using Automatic Adaptive Air Suspension (50 mm).
Tow/Haul mode, trailer hitch provisions, an integrated trailer brake controller, and Hitch Guidance are also included on the RST and WT variants. Chevy’s Advanced Trailering System is also included in the RST.
The design is engineered to provide both performance and functionality, in true Chevy style
The truck’s capabilities and athletic performance are communicated via its exterior dimensions and surface. The front-end design was contoured to effectively move air down the body side, lowering drag and turbulence substantially.
As a consequence, the Silverado EV WT is expected to have one of the lowest drag coefficients of any production full-size pickup truck, contributing to its outstanding range.
The 2024 Silverado EV will only be available in Crew Cab variants, which have a reduced front overhang for a more aggressive stance, greater space, and better forward visibility. Passengers over 6 feet tall will be comfortable regardless of where they sit in the second row, which has been shifted backward.
First-row storage that can be customized on both RST and WT models maximizes internal space and offers practical solutions for a range of client demands.
The eTrunk — a waterproof, lockable container in the front of the vehicle – has enough room for a big hard-side suitcase and a variety of accessory choices for both fleet and retail clients to carry stuff depending on their specific requirements.
A 40/60 second-row seat comes in four different configurations, allowing customers to transport cargo or equipment while still seating a passenger in the second row. With the optional Multi-Flex Tailgate, the Silverado EV RST may have a load floor and storage capacity of up to 10 feet, 10 inches.
Items like timber or a kayak may be put into a completely locked, weatherproof storage compartment with the help of a tonneau cover.
State-of-the-art technology to set up future enhancements
The Silverado EV is equipped with cutting-edge technology, such as a unique software system that allows vehicle technologies to grow over time.
A special lighting animation welcomes drivers approaching the RST with an enabled mobile phone or key fob.
Upon entering the car, the RST’s enormous 17-inch diagonal LCD freeform infotainment screen, which is combined with an adjacent 11-inch-diagonal driver instrument display, displays a strong 3D animation. A motorist can’t ask for more information than a driver head-up display with a field of vision of more than 14 inches.
The car switches on immediately once the driver enters with an enabled device, leaving hands free to buckle up and go on the road with the new, hands-free start.
The brand’s first deployment of Ultifi, a new Linux-based software platform, will be a primary enabler of the Silverado EV’s innovations. It’s a GM-developed system that isolates the vehicle’s software from the hardware, allowing for quick and frequent software upgrades.
This will allow drivers to upgrade their cars over time, improving both their capabilities and their ability to access cloud services in a flexible and timely manner.
Chevrolet Silverado EV prices and availability
The 2024 Silverado EV will launch a WT variant in spring 2023, with GM’s longest-range battery and a range of nearly 400 miles on a full charge, according to GM. A fully outfitted RST First Edition vehicle with a 400-mile range will come in autumn 2023, with an MSRP of $105,000 + DFC.
Chevrolet will release the whole Silverado EV lineup as manufacturing ramps up, including the WT (beginning at $39,900 + DFC), RST, Trail Boss, and more. Customers will be able to customize the vehicle with MSRPs ranging from $50,000 to $60,000, $70,000, $80,000, and more, enabling them to choose the truck that best suits their capabilities and budget.