The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will obtain an EPA-estimated vary of 450 miles in base work truck (WT) kind, the automaker stated Friday in a press launch, calling it an “official estimate.”
Chevy talked about a 400-mile vary when the Silverado EV was first proven on the 2022 CES, however “in depth growth and testing unlocked the elevated 450-mile vary,” a spokesperson from the automaker stated in a press release. That determine stays an estimate for now, with full EPA testing to return nearer to the truck’s on-sale date.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Truck prototype
Geared toward fleet consumers, the Silverado EV WT will probably be out there in each 450-mile and 350-mile guises. Chevy stated it is nonetheless on observe to begin deliveries of WT fashions in spring 2023, as scheduled, which means the primary deliveries ought to happen quickly. A Silverado EV RST First Version mannequin aimed toward retail prospects will launch this fall. The Silverado EV (and its GMC Sierra EV sibling) will probably be constructed at Common Motors’ Orion Meeting plant, which at the moment builds the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV, with a full manufacturing ramp-up scheduled for 2024.
GM advised Inexperienced Automotive Stories that it doesn’t but have specs to share relating to the battery sizes these figures will relate to—figures that may must be launched by the point of these deliveries. The GMC Hummer EV achieves a what GM finds to be a 329-mile vary from EPA-cycle exams on its 205-kwh pack. Given the Hummer EV’s weight, which exceeds that allowed to be thought of a light-weight car, that is still unofficial.
The Silverado EV options the identical “structural sandwich” building because the GMC Hummer EV, in addition to a model of that truck’s Watts to Freedom (WTF) mode referred to as Vast Open Watts (WOW) enabling as much as 664 hp and greater than 780 lb-ft of torque from a dual-motor powertrain in some fashions, with 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Chevy beforehand quoted a most towing capability of 10,000 kilos, with as much as 1,300 kilos of payload.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV
The Silverado EV additionally brings again the Chevy Avalanche’s midgate, together with a big frunk and PowerBase system with as much as 10 energy shops and output of 10.2 kw—beating the Ford F-150 Lightning’s 9.6 kw. DC quick charging at 350 kw beats the Ford as properly, however it stays to be seen how the Chevy’s cold-weather charging efficiency measures up.
Chevy initially stated Silverado EV WT fashions would begin at $39,900 however hasn’t issued a pricing replace lately. Ford has raised Lightning costs a number of occasions, to the purpose the place the fleet-oriented Lightning Professional mannequin now begins above $60,000. Robust demand for electrical vehicles might trigger Chevy to do the identical.