2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 EV – The new 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV has been unveiled to the world. It boasts many impressive options and features. This all-electric pickup has a maximum power output of 664 HP and a range of 400 miles. It also features innovative storage options that include the return to the Midgate. The new truck has already received reservations and is expected to sell out quickly. But what are the risks and why should you consider joining them? Let’s look at the Chevy promises regarding the EV’s Ultium power and find out if they are worth it.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 EV Redesign
General Motors has taken a more modern approach to their electric pickup than Ford, which is showcasing it in the same way as its F-150 trucks. Many people have noticed the truck’s similarities to the long-dead Chevy F-150 trucks. The full-width LED light bars that meet a black bowtie in the blanked-off grille give it a retro feel. The black cladding and squared arches are complemented by a sharkfin-colored C-pillar. Meanwhile, the taillights extend forward along both sides. The aerodynamic design is enhanced by the Multiflex Tailgate and side steps. However, the 24-inch wheels and fixed glass roof on top RST trims suggest that GM may have been more concerned with style than practicality. But clever storage solutions will show that the electric Silverado can be more than a novelty toy.
A configurable front trunk called the eTrunk offers lockable weatherproof storage. The Crew Cab’s modular console, which is the only available body type, has enough room for a seven-gallon lunch cooler. The RST trims back bed measures 5 feet 11 inches. However, the Multi-Flex midgate allows for a huge passthrough between the cabin and bed. You can add the Multiflex Tailgate and fold the 40/60 row to create a load floor of 10 feet and 10 inches. This is enough space for a kayak.
GM has yet to reveal all details about the Silverado EV’s tech and capabilities, but we can expect keyless entry and ignition via a smartphone. The system will automatically start the truck if a paired device detects it. When you open the door, a 3D animation is displayed on the RST trim’s LCD freeform infotainment screen, which measures 17 inches. The driver can see an 11-inch reconfigurable digital cluster of instruments as he looks ahead. The interior tech includes wireless charging, Super Cruise semiautonomous driving and all other smartphone connectivity options. The head-up display has a view field of more than 14 inches. Those in the back have plenty of space. Chevy claims six-footers will find more space than they need with the heated (in RST) second row.
At launch, there are two trims. The entry-level WT (Work Truck), with 510 horsepower and 615lb-ft torque, is capable of towing 8,000 pounds and carrying 1,200 pounds. The RST trim offers 664 horsepower and “more than 780lb-ft torque” which allows you to tow 10,000 pounds and tow 1,300lbs. Wide Open Watts Mode activated, this model can reach 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Chevy will soon launch a second fleet model that can tow up to 20,000 pounds with the maximum tow package for those who require even more power.
Fast Charging, Long Range
Both launch trims can provide 400 miles of range with a single charge and offer DC fast-charging up to 350 kilowatts. You can get 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. The Energy Assist feature on the myChevrolet App can also help you determine the best route to charge your car. This clever feature can automatically adjust the route to accommodate your vehicle’s weight, maximizing efficiency. The Silverado EV can also power other EVs using an optional cord. When your needs are less intense, you can pair the PowerBase charging station with an accessory bar to charge tools, appliances, and other electronic devices.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 EV Price & Release Date
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will be available in WT trim starting in spring 2023. While the fully-specced RST First Edition model will arrive in fall 2023 (an exact production run has yet to be announced). There will be other trims too, such as a Trail Boss and a regular RST. However, for now, the WT comes with a base MSRP at $39,900, while the RST First Edition costs $105,000 before rebates and destination charges. This MSRP is just a fraction of the base price for the Ford F-150 Lightning starting at $39,974. Blue Oval’s most costly trim starts at $90,000. This is less than Chevy. Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck are also competitors. These rivals are more expensive and have more power. GM’s biggest competitor is still the one it has always fought. However, more affordable electric pickups are certain to be available soon.