A tough-looking, low-built truck recently hit the road. This truck is the upcoming 2024 Chevy Silverado EV pickup truck, and it looks a bit odd. We’ve seen what this truck should look like when it hits production, but this first road-tested model isn’t nearly as striking as the expected production version. What gives?
Fit and finish missing from the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV
The testing model of the Silverado EV pickup truck hit the road with a drab exterior look. The flat black finish offset by silver hardware pieces might be attractive for some but not for most consumers. This truck showed up on public roads wearing cladding to hide some features, devoid of the wheel arches, and without the badges.
Still, we know this is the Chevy electric truck and it was out on the roads testing, which is pretty exciting. This means we’re moving closer to when it will hit the market, but did we learn anything new?
The Silverado EV testing model didn’t reveal anything new, but we know plenty
The short answer to our question is “no,” we didn’t learn anything new. This is because we already have almost all the information necessary to understand this new electric pickup truck.
We know this new Silverado EV uses the Ultium batteries found in other GM electric vehicles, and it’s part of the 2024 model year.
What else do we know about this new truck?
Initially, this Chevrolet electric truck comes in two trims, Work Truck (WT) and RST. The WT model should arrive in the spring, with the RST First Edition models following in the fall of 2023.
The Silverado WT EV brings 510 horsepower, 615 lb-ft of torque, and 400+ miles of driving range. This driving range is at least 80 miles more per charge than the Ford F-150 Lightning. The Chevy truck offers an initial towing capacity of 8,000 pounds, which increases to 20,000 pounds when the Max Tow Package becomes available.
Consumers looking for the top model of the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will find the RST to be the truck they want to drive. This truck uses a dual-motor AWD system that delivers 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque. The driving range matches the WT model, and the RST brings a Wide Open Watts mode to the mix to give this truck a sprint time to 60 mph of 4.5 seconds.
How much will the Chevy EV truck cost?
The WT trim of the Silverado EV should start around $42,000, with the RST topping the charts at $107,000. Compared to the Ford F-150 Lightning, the base model’s starting price is $41,769, and the highest trim begins at $92,669.
Something we did learn about this electric truck
The testing run at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds and on surrounding public roads wasn’t a bust for this new electric truck. Even though the test drive didn’t give us any new information, CarScoops reports some initial information revealed by GM. Of the current Silverado EV reservation holders, nearly 95% of those surveyed said they intend to use this new electric truck as their daily driver. These consumers desire a truck that handles their towing and trailering needs while offering some off-roading capabilities.
The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV truck is getting closer to being a reality. Could this new EV truck be the one you choose to drive?