The Chevrolet Silverado EV just got the ax from GM. It can go 400 miles on a single charge, has a top speed of 664 horsepower, and costs $39,900 for the base work truck model. The RST First Edition with four-wheel steering and a price tag of $105,000 is the most expensive version available. Both are scheduled for release in 2023.
In 2017, the first all-electric automobile hit the market, but in 2022, it will have a new body style and more inside space. Chevy’s Bolt EV—an electric utility vehicle—has also been added to the lineup. You can rest easy knowing that a reputable brand like Chevy has researched for you regarding charging. You can monitor your battery levels and locate charging stations along your trip with the My Chevy app, including a free Level 2 charging station installation.
The Silverado EV is General Motors’ second electric vehicle, following the GMC Hummer EV, which went into production in 2021. The all electric Chevy Silverado, which is expected to go on sale in late 2023, will be a highlight of General Motors’ $35 billion investment in electric cars, and it will be the first truck to bear the Chevrolet nameplate.
At launch, the Silverado EV will be offered in two models: an RST First Edition and a fleet-focused Work Truck. Both vehicles have a range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. RST First Edition is a fully outfitted version of the work truck that will be the first to be produced in the spring of 2023, with a proposed price of $105,000. According to Chevy, a range of vehicle configurations will be available for between $50,000 and $80,000 once production is fully up and running. The manufacturer is already accepting reservations.
Silverado’s zero-to-60-mph time is less than four seconds, which is faster than any other all-electric car on the road today. This is faster than the RWD single-motor Cybertruck and comparable to the Ford F-150 Lightning and tri-motor Cybertruck. Using the Silverado’s Wide Open Watts Mode, the RST version produces 485 kW and 780 pound-feet of torque, respectively, making it seem like it might take your breath away.
Several extra features will also be included in the RST First Edition, such as:
- Four-wheel steering.
- Adaptive Air Suspension allows the car to be elevated or lowered 2 inches.
- Expands the truck’s cargo capacity while providing room for a passenger in the back seat.
- Power-releasable Multi-Flex Tailgate.
- A Reconfigurable 11″ x 11″ driver instrument display and multicolor driver head-up display with a 14″ field of vision are located next to the 17″ LCD information panel.
- Drivers may now enjoy more than 200,000 kilometers of hands-free driving in the United States and Canada thanks to General Motors’ hands-free technology, Super Cruise.
All of this sounds exciting, but the electric Silverado’s capabilities are limited unless you can quickly recharge it. When Silverado owners are not charging at home, they will have to rely on third-party charging businesses for most of their needs, much like most non-Tesla automakers, such as General Motors.
An estimated 100 miles may be added to the truck’s range for every 10 minutes of DC fast charging at 350kW. In fact, there are only a few chargers with that type of capacity available, and most owners will have to settle for 150kW or less.