To think that what once started as a trim level would go on to become the first all-electric pickup truck from Chevy may seem mind-blowing. After all, for many trims, the odds of them turning into their own standalone models are few and far between, but to evolve into something more just seems impossible. Well, the Silverado has just made history with the unveiling of the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV, the brand’s very first solely electric pickup, packed with intense power, beautiful appointments, and modern vibes just radiating around it. One look at this handsome EV, and you’ll be enraptured by its presence.
Back in 1975, the Silverado was just an option in the Chevy truck lineup, but it wasn’t long before drivers began to realize that it was special. Making its debut as a standalone model in 1999, the Silverado 1500 quickly became the go-to truck for the jobsite and beyond, offering drivers the capabilities they needed, paired with features that made their ride better. Now, as we welcome more electric vehicles onto roadways near and far, the Silverado EV is ready to show its true potential. So, take a virtual journey with us in the all-new, all-electric Silverado EV and discover everything it brings to the industry when it comes to performance, design, and technology. You’ll quickly find out that this electric truck isn’t just your average EV…it’s something much more, and it’s ready to captivate you.
Electric vehicles are quickly taking over the industry, offering incredible range, unmatched efficiency, and the sustainability the world needs right now. The same holds true for the Silverado EV, which is estimated to travel up to 400 miles on a full charge, darting from 0-60 mph in under 4.5 seconds, placing it ahead of many of the other EVs already released. Utilizing the power found on GM’s Ultium Platform, the same platform that you can find in the Hummer EV, the Silverado EV showcases a 200-kWh two-motor system, which delivers a power-packed performance, no matter what is on your agenda for the day. Multiple charging options are available for the Silverado EV, including an available home charging station and the crowd favorite DC Fast Charging capability, which delivers 100 miles of range to the Silverado EV in just 10 minutes at a public station. With a commitment to a zero-emissions future, Ultium technology seeks to revitalize the industry, making it more efficient and cleaner than ever before.
In addition to offering a superior range, the Silverado EV is powerful and quite capable of stomping its competition on the job site. Opt for the RST model for up to 664 horsepower and over 780 lb-ft of torque when utilizing maximum power through Wide Open Watts (WOW) mode, which allows it to tow up to 10,000 lbs with ease. Plus, 1,300 lbs of payload capacity makes it easy to haul anything anywhere you need to go. Its other trim, the WT, or Work Truck, is provided with 510 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque, delivering the strength it needs to tow up to 8,000 lbs, with a payload rating of 1,200 lbs. As you can see, the Silverado EV proves that electric vehicles harness just as much, if not more, power than their gas-powered rivals, and when the job calls for more strength, the Silverado EV, once again, is there to save the day.
An independent front and rear suspension allow for maximum control on any terrain, and when you’re looking for an ultra-smooth ride, the Silverado EV’s Automatic Adaptive Air Suspension system increases the Silverado’s ability to showcase a more comfortable experience. Raising or lowering itself up to two inches, the Silverado EV adjusts to anything that lies ahead of you on your journey. Four-wheel steering allows for better handling at low speeds, as well as enhanced trailering control at high speeds. No matter what the Silverado EV is attempting, rest assured that you’ll be in for a smooth and focused ride.
It has the range, it has the power, and it has the Chevy legacy standing behind it. The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV isn’t just another electric truck; it’s the electric truck that will undoubtedly re-envision the world of pickup trucks and EVs for the foreseeable future. There may be others out there that claim to offer what the Silverado EV offers, but with the celebrated history of the Silverado, the best-selling nameplate for the brand, there’s no denying that this EV will have a giant impact on drivers and the industry as we know it.
At first glance, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will stop you in your tracks. Sleek, sculpted lines and modern vibes emanating throughout give this EV an air of superiority, leaving you wanting to see more. From its exclusive grille to its contemporary interior cabin, the Silverado EV is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Although it exhibits its own style, which is vastly different from the Silverados of the past, the Silverado EV combines this dazzling design with many of the features that drivers have come to know and love about this dependable Chevy staple.
Likely, the first element that you’ll notice about the Silverado EV is its brilliant front grille, which features sleek and stylish lighting, as well as a menacing stare. The Silverado EV’s front end shuttles air downward, limiting drag, which allows the Silverado EV to have one of the lowest drag coefficients of any other truck in its class. Not only does this improve ride quality, it also enhances efficiency, setting this EV apart from the rest. You’ll notice that without the need for an engine, the Silverado EV, like many other electric vehicles, features a lockable front trunk for added storage, as well as the famous Multi-Flex Tailgate in the back. In addition to this configurable tailgate, the Silverado also has a Multi-Flex Midgate, which operates in a 60/40 split fashion, with the ability to remove the glass inserts for even more room to increase the capacity of the Silverado’s bed, which is especially helpful when accommodating long loads.
Inside, you’ll revel in the Silverado EV’s powerful presence, from its glass roof to enjoy the sky above to its spacious cabin designed for comfort. Not only can you enjoy extreme functionality with the Silverado’s design, you can also harness exceptional beauty. A red, white, and blue color palette dominates the cabin, and with your choice of two trim levels, the more simplistic WT or the alluring RST, you’ll find that the Silverado EV appeals to the masses. A mounted shifter allows more room for storage in the center console area, and with brilliant displays surrounding you, you’ll feel right at home in this sophisticated new model.
It’s important to appreciate how the Silverado perfectly blends form and function together to achieve the unimaginable. Take its 24-inch wheels, found on the RST trim, for instance, offering fierce capabilities and heightened style, yet allowing the Silverado EV to have a 400-mile range. Don’t forget that even though it offers copious amounts of storage made possible by its Multi-Flex Tailgate and Midgate, as well as its front trunk, the Silverado EV still exudes a design that’s both modern and stylish and perfect for any type of driver. From front to back, inside and out, every angle of the Silverado EV is sheer excellence.
For the first time ever, the Chevrolet brand is utilizing a new Linux-based software system, called Ultifi, which splits the Silverado’s software from its hardware in order to provide periodic system upgrades. This, in turn, allows for a continuous evolution of how the Silverado operates. From new capabilities to performance enhancements, being able to update the Silverado EV quickly and regularly is a gamechanger in the industry.
As soon as you peek inside the Silverado EV, you’ll be greeted by dazzling displays, including a 17-inch diagonal LCD touchscreen in the RST, as well as an 11-inch diagonal driver instrument display. In addition, a multi-color Head-Up Display is at-the-ready to showcase pertinent information right on the windshield, including speed, navigation prompts, incoming calls, and other important aspects of your ride. All of these brilliant displays offer drivers up to 14 inches of viewing delight, making any journey more dialed in and connected inside the Silverado EV.
Although we’ve been seeing Super Cruise technology more and more now, the Silverado EV will incorporate its advanced trailering capabilities into this innovative feature to enhance its appeal even more. Utilizing LiDAR mapping technology, vehicles equipped with Super Cruise are able to offer drivers a hands-free driving experience on over 200,000 miles of compatible roads across North America. Trailering-capable Super Cruise allows the Silverado EV to maintain control of your vehicle and your haul while you simply enjoy the ride, making the Silverado EV the pickup truck of the future.
From its interior cabin, dotted with up to 14 inches of dazzling displays, to its cutting-edge semi-autonomous driving capabilities, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is one of the most tech-savvy EVs in the industry. Functional tech blends with connectivity to ensure that drivers are able to experience the safest, most exciting ride ever. If tech is at the top of your list, the Silverado EV is a must-see.