400 miles of Chevy driving range, up to 10,000 pounds trailering capacity, and loaded with high-tech innovations
Chevy introduced the 2024 Silverado EV — the reimagining of the brand’s best-selling nameplate, packed with the power and capability expected of Chevrolet Trucks, offering:
- Expected GM-estimated 400-mile range1 on a full charge offered on Work Truck (WT) and RST
- Up to 664 horsepower with more than 780 lb-ft of torque in available max power Wide Open Watts Mode on RST, enabling a GM-estimated 0-60 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds2
- Standard DC fast charging (up to 350kW)3 on WT and RST
- Up to 10.2kW of off-board power on WT and RST with optional equipment
- Up to 10,000 pounds of maximum trailering with up to 1,300 pounds of payload on RST
Developed from the ground up as a fully-electric truck on GM’s advanced Ultium EV Platform, the Silverado EV offers a boundary-breaking combination of capability, performance, and versatility, along with advanced technologies that can evolve the vehicle over time.
“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.”
At launch, the Silverado EV will be available in two configurations, an RST First Edition and a fleet-oriented WT model. Each will offer a comprehensive suite of standard and available safety technologies.
The flagship RST First Edition includes:
- Four-wheel steering
- Automatic Adaptive Air Suspension
- Multi-Flex Midgate that expands the truck’s cargo capability while maintaining seating for a rear row passenger
- Available Multi-Flex Tailgate with power release
- Large, 17-inch-diagonal LCD freeform infotainment screen paired with a neighboring 11-inch-diagonal reconfigurable driver instrument display and a multi-color driver head-up display with a field of view over 14 inches
- Trailering-capable Super Cruise5, the industry’s first hands-free driver-assistance technology, allowing drivers to travel hands-free on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads across the US and Canada
The WT will launch first for fleet customers and offer the impressive capability to meet the needs of organizations with sustainable transportation goals, including 510 hp and 615 lb-ft of torque. The WT will offer 8,000 pounds of towing and 1,200 pounds of payload. After the initial launch, Chevrolet will introduce a fleet model with up to 20,000 pounds max trailering with the max tow package.
“GM Fleet has long provided customers with great products and services, an exceptional customer experience, and innovative solutions to meet their unique business needs,” said Ed Peper, vice president of GM Fleet. “We’re excited to launch the Silverado EV, providing customers with a true work-capable truck to help them begin the transition to an electric fleet and assist them in achieving their own sustainability goals.”
The Silverado EV harnesses the power of the Ultium Platform, which is the foundation of GM’s EV strategy and the driver of the company’s vision for a zero-emissions 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 an awe-inspiring testament to the creativity and innovation our teams can bring to market with speed and at scale.”
A new body architecture, which efficiently leverages the available 24-module Ultium battery pack as a part of the fundamental structure, enables the vehicle’s impressive range. This structural design integrates the capability Silverado customers have come to expect from a full-size pickup in terms of strength, durability, and performance while also providing a more comfortable, confident ride both on- and off-road.
Additionally, the chassis comes with independent front and rear suspensions, with power transferred to the available 24-inch wheels on RST via front- and rear-drive motors that compose the e4WD system. Automatic Adaptive Air Suspension enables the vehicle to go up or down 2 inches (50 mm).
Four-wheel steer capability reduces the turning radius at lower speeds for more maneuverability in parking lots and enhances handling and stability at higher speeds, particularly when trailering.
The RST and WT models also come with Tow/Haul mode, trailer hitch provisions, an integrated trailer brake controller, and Hitch Guidance. The RST also includes Chevy’s Advanced Trailering System.
According to General Motors, the RST and WT feature public DC fast charging capabilities of up to 350kW, enabling approximately 100 miles of range in 10 minutes.
When combined with the available accessory power bar, the Silverado EV’s PowerBase charging system offers up to 10 outlets to provide a total of 10.2kW of all-electric power for the countless worksite or recreational needs, including powering your home, with the required equipment.
The Silverado EV can also charge another EV using the available accessory charge cord, sharing its power in times of need.
With the growing North American network of chargers and the Energy Assist feature in the myChevrolet Mobile App, drivers can create energy-efficient route planning even while trailering.
RST owners also have access to Ultium Charge 360, GM’s holistic approach to EV charging, simplifying the overall charging experience, including access to more than 100,000 publicly available charging points in the US and Canada.
WT customers have access to Ultium Charge 360 Fleet Service, which offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive charging solutions for businesses, whether drivers take their vehicles home or return to a central depot.
Designed for performance and functionality
Inside and out, the Silverado EV RST and WT are functional and flexible.
“We had no constraints when it came to designing the Silverado EV with dramatic style and flexible utility because we didn’t need to work around a traditional propulsion system,” said Phil Zak, executive director of Chevrolet Design. “The Ultium Platform allowed us to redefine what it means to offer expansive new storage and utility possibilities.”
Exterior proportions and surfacing convey the truck’s capability and athletic performance. The front-end efficiently directs air down the body side, significantly reducing drag and turbulence. As a result, the Silverado EV WT will have one of the lowest drag coefficients of any available production full-size pickup truck, which helps enable the impressive range.
The Silverado EV will be offered exclusively in Crew Cab models, with a shorter front overhang giving the truck a more aggressive stance, more spaciousness, and enhancing forward down vision. The second row pushes rearward, meaning passengers over 6 feet tall will be comfortable no matter where they sit.
Customizable first-row storage on the RST and WT models makes the most of the interior space and provides functional solutions for various customer needs.
The eTrunk – a lockable, weatherproof compartment in the front of the vehicle – provides enough space to fit a sizeable suitcase and many accessory options for both fleet and retail customers to load gear based on the unique needs of the customer.
The RST’s modular console features a capacity of just over 7 gallons, meaning a lunch cooler can easily fit inside. The RST features a fixed-glass roof, offering expansive visibility, increased headroom, and an enhanced experience for the front and rear passengers.
On the RST, the storage capacity of the 5-foot-11-inch bed provides just over 9 feet of storage between the cab and the tailgate when the Midgate is open, thanks to the innovative available Multi-Flex Midgate.
With the addition of the available Multi-Flex Tailgate, the Silverado EV RST enables up to 10 feet, 10 inches of load floor, and storage capability. A 40/60 second-row seat offers four configurations that allow users to haul gear or equipment while accommodating a passenger in the second row. An available tonneau cover allows lumber or a kayak to be in a fully lockable, weatherproof storage compartment.
Technologies for today and tomorrow
The Silverado EV comes with the latest technology, including an advanced software system that evolves vehicle technologies.
A distinctive lighting animation greets a driver who approaches the RST with an enabled cell phone or key fob.
Upon entering the vehicle, a bold 3D animation appears on the RST’s large 17-inch- diagonal LCD freeform infotainment screen, with a neighboring 11-inch-diagonal driver instrument display. Together with a driver head-up display with a field of view over 14 inches, a driver can’t ask for more information at their disposal. With a new, hands-free start, the vehicle turns on automatically after the driver enters with an enabled device, leaving hands free to buckle up and get on the road.
A significant enabler of the Silverado EV’s technologies will be the brand’s first application of Ultifi, a new Linux-based software platform. Developed in-house at GM, it separates the vehicle’s software from the hardware to enable rapid and frequent software updates. This will allow drivers to evolve their vehicles over time, enhancing both the capabilities and accessing cloud services in a flexible and fast way.
Production, availability, and reservations
The Silverado EV is made with domestically and globally sourced parts at GM’s Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center — a facility repurposed and retooled with a $2.2-billion investment devoted to EV production.
After production ramps up, Chevrolet will unleash the full line-up of the Silverado EV portfolio, including WT (with a starting at MSRP of $39,900 + DFC), RST, Trail Boss, and more. In spring 2023, the Silverado EV will debut a WT model offering GM’s most extended range battery with an expected GM-estimated range of over 400 miles on a full charge.
In fall 2023, a fully loaded RST First Edition model, also delivering a 400-mile range, will debut with an MSRP of $105,000 + DFC. Customers will have the ability to content the truck across various price ranges, with MSRPs around $50,000, $60,000, $70,000, $80,000, and more, allowing them to choose the truck that meets their capability and pricing needs.
Reservations for the Silverado EV are available starting at 1 p.m. ET at Chevrolet.com.
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