The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV looks more like a traditional vehicle than an electric one, despite sharing the same platform and electric powertrain as the Hummer EV from GMC. This vehicle also features midgate functionality which allows you to fold the wall between the cab (and bed) down for additional storage. This design might remind you of the Avalanche pickup trucks back in the early 2000s. Silverado allows you to enjoy this design again, although it is no longer available.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV
Chevy plans to release the Silverado EV in their electrification lineup. The big (battery-pack) battery pack is said to be capable of covering 400 miles on a single charge. The battery can cover 100 miles in just 10 minutes thanks to the DC fast charging technology. Two electric motors are included to provide standard all-wheel driving and 664 horsepower. The vehicle can tow cargo up to 10,000 pounds and 1,300 pounds depending on the payload.
Chevy has not provided all details, but they claim that the feature will be manufactured at their Michigan manufacturing plant. This is the same plant that makes Hummers. The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will be competing against Rivian R1T, Ford F-150 Lightning, and Tesla Cybertruk.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Price & Release Date
The availability of the new Silverado Electric Vehicle is not yet confirmed. However, the company stated that it will be available sometime in 2023. There are many trim levels to choose from when it comes to the price. The base trim is the WT, with an estimated price of $42,000. The LT would have a tag price of $55,000 and be the highest trim. The LTZ would have a tag cost of $75,000. The Trail Boss would follow with an estimated $85,000 tag. Next up is the High Country, which comes in at $90,000. The RST, which comes in at around $107,000, is the highest trim. The RST offers the complete package if you want it all.
The Work Truck (or WT), would be the price leader during the launch. It’s possible to choose it if the price is right for you, but not for the quality of the features. You can choose the RST or Trail Boss if you are looking for well-equipped features.
Performance and Powertrain
The Hummer EV may have 3 electric motors. However, the Silverado EV only has 2. RST should produce 664 horsepower, while base trim WT will only produce 510 horsepower. Standard driving systems would include both four-wheel and all-wheel drive. The RST will give you a set of cool, huge 24″ wheels with adaptive air suspension. The Trail Boss is a set of (meaty!) all-terrain tires with locking differentials and other features. Once the data is available, we can learn more about performance as well as quality.
Charging and Battery Life
Ultrium (battery technology) is included in the EV. It can store 200 kWh of batteries. This type of pack can travel 400 miles. It also has an impact on towing capacity. WT can handle around 8,000 pounds, while RST can handle approximately 10,000 pounds. Although the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV seems promising, we will have to wait until Chevy releases it officially.
The Folding Midgate Returns
The Avalanche with its handy folding Midgate? Chevy claims that the truck’s unmistakable resemblance to the Avalanche’s Midgate folding mechanism is not only back in the Silverado Evo, but also the Silverado EV. The MultiFlex Midgate is now called. The wall that separates the bed and cab can be lowered in 60/40 splits to increase the effective length of the bed while still allowing for rear passengers. The rear glass can be removed by owners and stored in the folding section. This will increase the opening. Chevy claims that the Silverado Electric Vehicle’s tonneau covers provide weatherproofing. However, we weren’t able to see it in action during the reveal.
Silverado EV also comes with Chevy’s MultiFlex Tailgate. The tailgate can be configured to extend the bed length or act as a step. The bed measures 5.9 feet in length in its standard configuration. However, if you drop the midgate and place the tailgate in its bed-extending position, the bed will grow to 10 feet, 10 in. Do you need more storage? Three large suitcases can be carried in the front trunk.
Interior and Towing
The interior of the RST is racy with a fixed roof and a red-white-blue color scheme. The column-mounted shifter provides extra storage space in the central console and hosts many USB outlets. The RST is included with GM’s Super Cruise driver assistance technology. It allows hands-free driving on pre-mapped freeways and monitors driver attention with cameras.
The huge 17.0-inch screen at the center and 11.0-inch digital gauge cluster featured flashy graphics. The surrounding controls, which are both physical and capacitive, have a mix of physical and capacitive. The WT has an 11.0-inch central display and an 8-inch gauge cluster screen.
Tow ratings for the RST are 10,000 pounds and the WT is 8000. These numbers are comparable to F-150 Lightning’s claims. Chevy however says that a future Silverado Silverado Electric variant will have 20,000 pounds of towing capacity. Conversely. The Silverado’s payload ratings for the Silverado’s EV are lower than those for the Lightning, which is 1200 pounds for WT and 1300 for RST.
Four-Wheel Steering and Air Springs. Charging Capability.
Like the Hummer EVs, the WT as well as the RST has four-wheel steering. This improves low-speed maneuverability and high-speed towing. Air springs can be used to raise or lower the RST by up to two inches. There are no locking differentials and no CrabWalk features on the RST, unlike GMC’s Hummer. Future variants will feature more off-road equipment.
The Silverado can also supply power to other sources, just like the F-150 Lightning. You can use it to charge your battery pack, which has up to 10 outlets, as well as a 240-volt outlet inside the bed. It can also provide 10.2kW to power anything, from camping equipment to your home, to an electric car, if you have the correct cable. Although you can make a reservation for the Silverado Electric Vehicle now, production won’t begin until the second quarter of 2023. The WT trim-level trucks will be the first, and RST fully equipped RST trucks won’t become available until fall 2023.