It won’t hit the market until spring 2023, but here it is, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV. The fully electric pickup truck was subjected to a lengthy teaser campaign last year and now it’s finally breaking cover in Las Vegas at CES 2022. Mechanically related to the GMC Hummer EV, the zero-emission workhorse will be offered only in the Crew Cab body style with a short front overhang thanks to the dedicated electric platform.
Much like the Hummer and the Cadillac Lyriq, the Silverado EV rides on General Motors’ Ultium platform and boasts a 5-foot-11-inch bed, plus a Multi-Flex Midgate for added practicality. The latter offers a little over nine feet of extra storage between the cab and the tailgate when the Midgate is open. In addition, the rear seats have a 40:60 split-folding configuration, and Chevy will also offer a tonneau cover to hide your valuables.
The flagship version will go by the name of RST First Edition and will have all the bells and whistles, including all-wheel steering, a powered tailgate, the aforementioned Midgate, and automatically adaptive air suspension. Oh, and gargantuan 24-inch wheels. You’ll also be getting a 17-inch for the infotainment system joined by an 11-inch driver’s display and a 14-inch head-up display. The range topper will come along with Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free driver assistance system with support for more than 200,000 miles of roads across the United States and Canada.
The RST First Edition will be one of the two trims available initially, along with the fleet-oriented WT. While the budget-friendly version will make do with 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque, the more expensive trim will up the power ante to a whopping 664 hp and more than 780 lb-ft courtesy of a so-called Wide Open Watts Mode. The RST-spec model with its punchier setup will do 0 to 60 mph in less than four and a half seconds.
Being first and foremost a truck, you are probably interested in the towing capacity. The WT will be able to tow 8,000 pounds (10,000 for RST) and offer a maximum payload of 1,200 pounds (1,300 for RST). A max tow package for the fleet model will follow and it’s going to deliver an impressive 20,000 pounds max trailering. Both the WT and RST will get a Tow/Haul mode, integrated trailer brake controller, hitch guidance, and trailer hitch provisions. The more expensive variant also is going to pack an Advanced Trailering System.
The size of the battery pack has not been disclosed, but Chevy says the 2024 Silverado EV will offer more than 400 miles on a single charge, according to internal estimations for both trim levels. Once you’re out of juice, it will take only 10 minutes to add 100 miles of range, provided you’ll be charging the truck at its maximum power of 350 kW.
It should be mentioned the pickup will come with bidirectional charging, meaning it will send power from the battery to various tools and even light up your home in case the neighborhood goes dark. In addition, the truck will have as many as 10 outlets with a total power of 10.2 kW and will be able to charge other EVs with the right accessory charge cord.
Let’s talk pricing. The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition will cost $105,000 plus destination charges. The WT is going to set you back $39,900, with RST, Trail Boss, and other trim levels to follow in due course with prices varying from $50,000 to $80,000. The company with the bowtie emblem is already accepting reservations at Chevrolet.com.