2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST Work Truck First Look

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST – It’s 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV maybe not be quite on time for the electric pickup party however, from our initial review, it seems to have been worth the long wait. Rivian, Ford, GMC as well as Tesla have set ambitious expectations for power, range, and towing. In line with these expectations with The Silverado EV offers up to 400 miles of range, 664 horsepower. It also has as much as 10,000 pounds worth of towing capacity.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST Pricing

There will be two trims offered from the beginning. The costs Chevy estimates are $105,000 on the loaded RST available and $39,900 for the fleet-oriented and base WT. They don’t include destination fees, which are $1695 for the non-electric version of the Silverado. Chevy states that these prices are bookends for the Silverado’s electric pricing spectrum and that the next trim levels will fall in between.

Specs

Silverado EV is approximately the same height and length that a standard crew-cab short-bed Silverado and the only thing that the two trucks share is the beginning of the names. It’s not a regular Silverado. Silverado EV isn’t even assembled in the same manufacturing facility. Instead, it’s built upon an elongated version of the Hummer EV’s GMC underpinnings. This means it has independent rear and front suspensions along with both rear and front motors (although only two of them instead of the Hummer’s three) and a 200.0-kWh battery pack that has 400 miles of range.

Performance

Similar similarly to Hummer EV, the Silverado EV is equipped with an electrical system that can charge at up to 800 voltages and 350 kW. This permits it to increase its 100 miles range within 10 minutes According to Chevrolet. It’s worth noting that this huge range figure applies to the model with 24 inches of wheels that are included on the initial available trim level, called the RST. The WT features 18-inch wheels and while Chevy states that it will be available with 400 miles of range, the WT will come in a range of 400 miles, the company isn’t yet discussed the impact of these wheels on estimates of range. We don’t yet know the cost of the WT of $39,900 We expect it to be similar to low trim levels on the Hummer EV which GMC currently estimates will run between 250-300 miles.

While the WT can provide 615 pounds-feet of torque. the RST has the drive mode “Wide Open Watts” (WOW is that right?) that can provide 664 horsepower and 780 pounds of torque. This mode allows Chevy to claim that the acceleration from zero to 60 mph is better than 4.5 seconds, making it faster than Ford’s claims for the fastest F-150 Lightning. Although Chevy hasn’t yet stated how much power the RST has in its standard mode, it’s not less than the WT’s output.

The Folding Midgate Returns

Do you remember you’ve seen the Avalanche and its handy folding Midgate? It’s now available in the Silverado Electric Vehicle, but Chevy says that aside from that, the truck’s obvious resemblance in appearance to Avalanche is not coincidental. The new model is now named”the MultiFlex Midgate, the wall that separates the bed from the cab is lowered with a 60/40 split to improve the bed’s length while still leaving space for rear passengers. The owners can also take off the glass on the rear and place it in the foldable section, which will open the door further. Chevy claims that the Silverado EV’s tonneau cover is weatherproof but we didn’t get to notice it in the unveiling.

The Silverado EV is also offered using Chevrolet’s MultiFlex tailgate. In a variety of settings, the tailgate will increase the length of the bed and also act as an additional step. When the bed measures 5.9 feet in length in its regular configuration, removing the midgate and putting the tailgate with a bed-extending setting increases the length to 10 feet or 10 inches. Are you in need of more storage? A trunk on the front can accommodate three suitcases of a large size.

Interior and Towing

A peek into the RST offers a stylish interior, complete with a glass roof fixed to the ceiling and an all-white, red, blue, and red color scheme. The column-mounted shifter provides additional storage space in the center console, which houses numerous USB outlets. The GM Super Cruise driver-assist technology comes with the RST. It lets you drive hands-free on freeways that have been pre-mapped and utilize cameras to track driver attention. The huge 17.0-inch center screen, as well as the 11.0-inch digital gauge cluster, featured attractive graphics. The surrounding controls are a mix of capacitive and physical. The WT features an 11.0-inch central display as well as an eight-inch screen inside the gauge cluster.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST Interior
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST Interior

Towing Ratings are 10,000 pounds in The RST as well as 8,000 pounds in the WT. These numbers are the same as that of F150 Lightning’s claimed towing capacity however Chevy claims that a forthcoming Silverado EV version will have the capability of towing 20,000 pounds. Conversely. the Silverado’s payload ratings at 1200 pounds on the WT and 1300 pounds on the RST are less than Lightning’s ratings.

Four-Wheel Steering

Similar to Hummer EV, both the WT and RST come with four-wheel steering, which enhances maneuverability at low speeds and towing at high speeds. The RST also comes with air springs that lift up or down 2 inches. In contrast to GMC’s Hummer, it doesn’t have locking differentials or CrabWalk features. There will be an additional off-road gear in the future version.

Charging Capability

Similar to like the F-150 Lightning, the Silverado EV can supply electricity through other outlets. It can provide up to 10 sockets with a power source of 240 volts within the bed. It can offer 10.2 kW to anything from camping gear to your house to an electric vehicle if you have the appropriate cable.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST Specs
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST Specs

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST Verdict

You can make an order for the Silverado Electric Vehicle now however, production won’t commence around the end of the 2023 second quarter. The first batch will comprise WT trim-level trucks designed for fleet customers and the fully-optioned RST will not be available until the fall of 2023.