2024 Chevy Silverado EV Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
Chevrolet Silverado EV
- Starting MSRP TBA
- Ultium EV Platform featuring 515 HP and 600 lb-ft of torque (WT models) or 754 HP and 785 lb-ft of torque (RST models with Wide Open Watts Mode)
- Expected GM-estimated 450-mile range on a full charge offered on Work Truck (WT)
- DC fast charging adds 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes
- Up to 10,000 pounds of maximum trailering with up to 1,400 pounds of payload on WT
- 17-inch-diagonal LCD freeform infotainment screen, 11-inch-diagonal reconfigurable driver instrument display, and a 14-inch multi-color driver head-up display
- RST models include four-wheel steering, Automatic Adaptive Air Suspension, Multi-Flex Midgate, and available Multi-Flex Tailgate
- Available Trailering-capable Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver-assistance technology
About The Chevrolet EV
The Silverado EV is both a total reinvention of the pickup truck, and also exactly what you expect in a full-size pickup. The Silverado EV comes with a lot of exciting new technology, most notably its super powerful all-electric drivetrain. But it doesn’t end there, inside you’ll find a huge infotainment touchscreen and available Super Cruise hands-free cruise control. But the Silverado EV shares a name with a conventional truck for a reason, it is very much a highly functional pickup as well, with a 10,000-pound towing capacity and 1,400-pound payload capacity. Storage is plentiful, both in the bed, but also in the front eTrunk underhood storage compartment, and the large storage compartments you’ll find in the surprisingly roomy interior. The Silverado EV shares a platform with GMC’s Hummer EV, but while the Hummer is built to be flashy and not especially practical, the Silverado EV emphasizes functionality, complete with Work Truck trims and really impressive range. Not that it doesn’t have a bit of flash as well, just take a look at the available 24-inch wheels.
Chevrolet Silverado EV Features
Advanced Electric Drivetrain
Fans of the conventional Silverado will find many aspects of the Silverado EV familiar, but the sheer power of the electric drivetrain will be a new experience for them. There are two different versions of the Silverado EV, the WT, which is aimed at commercial and fleet use, and the RST, for the consumer market. Both come with dual electric motors and all-wheel drive as standard equipment, but the specs are a bit different. The WT offers a ton of power, 515 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. But the RST comes with even more, 754 horsepower and 785 lb-ft of torque, enough to go from 0 to 60 in just 4.5 seconds. The WT does get a bit more range as a consolation prize, a total of 450 miles compared to the 400 miles you get with the RST. But obviously, the WT’s power and the RST’s range are both still immensely impressive. And both can use DC fast charging to add 100 miles of range in roughly 10 minutes.
We ask a lot of pickups trucks these days, and the Silverado EV was designed to excel at the worksite, the school run, or towing on the highway, without needing a different configuration for each activity. The Silverado EV has a cab that will fit actual adults in the back seat, or you can fold them down, using the Multi-Flex Midgate pass-though to load longer items into the bed. And if the bed still isn’t big enough, up front you’ll find the eTrunk, an underhood trunk with an immense capacity. There is another storage compartment in the center console, and like the eTrunk, it’s absolutely huge. The incredibly powerful electric drivetrain gives you a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, and a payload capacity of 1,400 pounds, that’s noticeably more than the Silverado EV’s main rival, the Ford F-150 Lightning. And you can tow in comfort, thanks to the available air suspension.
The Silverado EV is built on GM’s Ultium platform, which features the latest and greatest in EV architecture. But there is so much more about the Silverado EV that is innovative. There is even hands-free starting, which starts the truck up for you as you enter. And speaking of hands-free, the Silverado EV offers Super Cruise, a hands-free form of cruise control that works on over 200,000 miles of highway in North America, and even works while towing a trailer. The Silverado EV features an available 17-inch infotainment screen, but still retains the buttons and knobs that make it a lot easier to make adjustments to volume and temperature while driving. Because unlike some EVs, Chevrolet didn’t abandon usability in favor of a futuristic aesthetic. This is really the main takeaway of the Silverado EV, it’s an electric truck for people who still need an actual usable truck.