While the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV shares its electric Powertrain with the Hummer EV, it’s more of a traditional interpretation of an electric pickup truck. An available mid-door design allows users to fold down the wall between the bed and cab for additional storage space, a feature that may remind some now-discontinued Avalanche pickup truck from the early 2000s. A large battery is said to offer up to 450 miles of range, while DC fast charging technology can give the battery 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes.
Dual electric motors provide standard all-wheel drive and up to 754 horsepower, while the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV is capable of towing up to 10,000 pounds and carrying up to 1,440 pounds of payload capacity. The Silverado EV will face stiff competition from the Ford F-150 Lightning, as well as emerging products like the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV is a new addition to the Chevrolet lineup and will be available starting in 2023 as a 2024 model year model. First there is the 4WT Work Truck specifically for fleets, followed by consumer configurations.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV ranges from $74,800 to $106,895 based on trim and options. Initially available in Work Truck (3WT and 4WT) and RST First Edition, mid-range trims will be added later. The WT lacks key features, making the RST a preferable choice or waiting for a well-equipped mid-range option.
Unlike the Hummer EV, which is equipped with up to three electric motors, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will be driven by two electric motors. This configuration should still provide strong acceleration performance, and in the top-spec model, 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV claims a horsepower of up to 754 horsepower; the base WT trim model is only equipped with 510 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard, while rear-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension are optional; a set of huge, cool 24-inch wheels are also available.
Trail Boss models may add locking differentials, meaty all-terrain tires, and other adventurous 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV suspension items. When we test drove the 4WT model, we were impressed with its quick acceleration performance, and we expect it to hit 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. The car’s ride is smooth, and overall it handles pretty well for a car its size, with plenty of confidence in braking.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV’s maximum towing capacity is 10,000 pounds, and its payload capacity is up to 1440 pounds. Chevrolet says a model with a 20,000-pound towing capacity will eventually join the lineup.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will use General Motors’ original Ultium battery technology, which can be expanded to create a battery pack with a capacity of up to 200 kWh. The EPA gives the Silverado EV 4WT an estimated driving range of 450 miles (ca. 724 kilometers) from 100 percent; the 3WT model has a range of 393 miles (ca. 632 kilometers).
Of course, actual range will vary, especially when towing, a task the Silverado EV should be able to handle with ease. DC fast charging will be standard, and Chevrolet claims the battery can add 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes at public DC charging stations.
We got a peek inside the fully equipped RST model and were impressed by what we saw. The vehicle features a fixed glass roof, a two-tone black and white leather interior with red piping, and as much passenger space as a regular Silverado double-cab pickup truck. The base 4WT model is more spartan, and we found its black plastic interior to be rather drab.
However, as a work vehicle, its use scenario requires less comfort equipment, and the easy-to-clean cabin decoration will definitely be welcomed by craftsmen. Chevy’s designers opted for a column-shaped gear lever instead of a console shifter, which created space for a large storage box between the dash and center armrest. Speaking of space, the Silverado EV’s cabin is generously sized and adults should be able to find comfortable space in both the front and rear seats.
All models feature a primary digital instrument panel, with an 11-inch infotainment touchscreen and an 8-inch digital instrument display as standard. Stepping up to the range-topping RST unlocks a larger 17-inch infotainment screen and an 11-inch instrument display.
Both systems can be reconfigured to suit the driver’s preference, however, thankfully, the climate controls remain simple analogue knobs mounted within a ribbed lower dash for easy access. Chevrolet hasn’t released all the information about the Silverado EV’s infotainment system yet. But we expect Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to be standard, and integrated navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, and an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot to be a regular part of the accessories.