2024 Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup First Look: Chevy’s Electric Truck Puts F-150 Lightning on Notice

2024 Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup  – We are entering the year of electric pickup trucks. Paying customers can now get the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV as well as the Ford F-150 Lightning. Ford has so many reservations (200,000 at last count), that they have adjusted production targets for it to 40,000-150,000 units per annum. The new Chevy Silverado EV 2024 is now available. It will not be on sale until next year, but it should satisfy the overwhelming consumer demand.

2024 Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup
2024 Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup

Silverado will sell its first EV, the $40,000 WT (work truck) model. It will go on sale in spring 2023. General Motors has yet to reveal the range and battery capacities of this model. However, it claims that it will have 510 horsepower (615 pound-feet) as well as enough torque for transporting work crews and material between job sites.

2024 Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup Review

In fall 2023, the luxury-oriented RST model will be available. It has a 0-60 mph speed of 4.5 seconds, and 664 horsepower. In its initial form, the truck will only be available in the First Edition fully loaded trim. The truck will have four-wheel steering and adjustable ride height air suspension. Tech-friendly interior features include a tech-d tailgate and an industry-first semi-autonomous driving function that can tow trailers. The truck’s price is $105,000 The truck comes with a 200-kilowatt battery and a 400-mile driving range. Ford’s F-150 Lightning platform is compatible with the Silverado EV and internal combustion F-150. Silverado EV is built on top of GM’s Ultium-only chassis, which also shares the GMC Hummer EV. The Silverado EV weighs significantly more than the F-150 Lightning. The Chevy is over six feet tall and nearly 19 feet long. It is smaller than semi-ton trucks like the F-150 Lightning. Silverado’s payloads are between 1,200 and 1,300 lbs. This makes it ideal to transport large, but lightweight objects.

2024 Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup Interior
2024 Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup Interior

The mid-gate folds down, allowing it to make the most of its dimensions. This allows the bulkhead to be dropped between the rear seats and the bed. This increases cargo length from 5.9 to 10.9 feet. The rear glass can be removed if you don’t want to use the entire height of the cab for bulky items. Like other electric pickups, the Silverado EV features a large front trunk. General Motors claims the next version of the truck will be released sometime after 2024. The prices will vary between the basic WT to the super-fancy RST. General Motors claims that it will target prices between $50,000, $60,000, and $70,000 for its truck. They also plan to add more off-road-oriented trims. Silverado EV versions are now shown with two motors instead of the Hummer’s three, and without the Hummer’s locking front differential. This will limit your ability to use technical off-road terrain.

Specs

Silverado EV’s platform offers many cool features such as four-wheel steering. There are limitations. The WT can carry only 1,200 pounds, while the RST can transport up to 1,300. Rivian R1T is capable of carrying 1,760 pounds while F-150 Lightning can carry 2,000 pounds. Payload is the total vehicle weight and not what you have put in it. This number must include the weight of canines and humans, as well as any other items that are in the truck. Silverado’s small payload limits its ability to do other than commute-style tasks. It is very similar to the Toyota Tacoma. It is easy to see the dangers involved in hauling heavy items, such as mulch pallets that weigh 1,200lbs, with a truck.

2024 Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup Specs
2024 Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup Specs

2024 Chevy Silverado Electric Pickup Release Date & Price

The $40,000 Work Truck model features black plastic body trim and stainless steel wheels. This truck is ideal for fleet customers General Motors claims that a future Silverado EV version will be able to tow up to 20,000lbs. There is no timetable or cost. This is twice the amount that Chevy shows at the moment, and also the F-150 Lightning. Like the Ford, the Silverado will also have substantial power supply capabilities. It can supply 110 or 240-volt power outlets, and up to 10.2 Kilowatts of energy. It can be used on the job site or in a camp to power your appliances during an emergency. The $40,000 WT is a very affordable vehicle, but it will not be able to safely transport large amounts of equipment, crews, or supplies. The six-figure RST has an impressive range but lacks the off-road features more adventurous drivers might need. The truck’s bed is the biggest of all EVs, but it will not allow you to carry heavy items. GM hopes that future models with a WT/RST can work and play a little harder.