The forthcoming 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is the company’s first foray into the all-electric market. Interestingly, the orders of this truck are heating up, considering that there are already 140,000 reservations for the Silverado EV ahead of production. As you probably know, the new truck shares many elements with the GMC Hummer EV.
Basically, it rides on the same platform using the latest General Motor’s novel Ultium battery technology. However, unlike the Hummer EV, which comes with three electric motors, the Silverado EV will be available with only two. Chevrolet claims that with this setup, the forthcoming truck will be able to deliver horsepower of at least 664 hp.
2024 Chevy Silverado EV Design
According to first official images, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will be available only in a crew cab form. Like the non-EV model, the Silverado EV has the typical upright stance. However, the front end of this truck is more attractive, and it has been designed to direct airflow around the sides to improve aerodynamics, performance and driving range. It rides on a Ultium platform, which is also available on the GMC Hummer.
In order to host a large 24-module Ultium battery pack, the body of the Silverado EV has undergone a makeover. The new truck compared to the original model looks bolder, and it features shorter overhang. It also has a 5-foot 11-inch bed and Multi-Flex Midgate passthrough.
Sneak Peek Inside
The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV looks absolutely amazing inside. We were able to get a sneak peek inside and were impressed with what we saw. The most loaded RST model featured black-and-white two-tone leather upholstery with red piping and offering the same passenger space as a regular Silverado crew cab.
All models will come with a 11.0-inch infotainment touchscreen and an 8.0-inch digital gauge display as standard. However, if you upgrade to the top-level RST, you will get an even larger 17.0-inch infotainment screen and an 11.0-inch gauge display. Expect Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to be standard, as well as a SiriusXM satellite radio, and an on-board Wi-Fi hotspot.
2024 Chevy Silverado EV Motor Specs, Power, and Performance
The new 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will be available with two electric motors, which is opposite to the Hummer EV that uses up to three electric motors. Chevrolet claims a horsepower rating of 664 hp for the RST model, while the base WT trim makes 510 hp. All-wheel drive is standard as well as is a four-wheel steering system.
A large battery pack is installed and expect it to cover at least 400 miles of range per charge. DC fast-charging tech is supported as well, and it can provide 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. Chevrolet also said that 20,000-poiund towing capacity would be the maximum for the EV model.
2024 Chevy Silverado EV Price, Release Date
The Chevy Silverado EV will be available in a few trim levels starting from Work Truck (WT) that cost $42,000. There is also as an option LT at $50,000, LTZ at $75,000, Trail Boss $85,000, High Country $90,000, and the most expensive RST at $107,000. All models will debut sometime next year, probably in the summertime.