The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV and Blazer EV will be joined by the Silverado EV pickup truck as well, which will be offered in a lightly stripped-down WT (Work Truck) variant, in addition to a fully loaded RST First Edition, with estimated starting MSRPs of $39,900 and $105,000, respectively. Chevrolet is following the trend of offering the range-topping model first (in fall 2023), followed by the rest of the variants after ramping up the production. Which means those who can’t afford the range-topping models, will have to wait longer.
As with the Equinox and Blazer EVs, the Silverado EV will also be underpinned by the scalable Ultium platform. The chassis features independent front and rear suspensions, while the adaptive air suspension enables the vehicle to be raised or lowered by up to 2-inches (50 mm); the latter might be standard only on the range-topping models. Up to 24-inch wheels are available on the RST model. The RST First Edition not only gets the adaptive air suspension but also four-wheel steering as standard.
An e4WD system with front and rear electric motors is expected to be standard on the range-topping models, which in the RST, offer up to 495 kW (673 metric hp/664 bhp) and 1,058 Nm (780 lb-ft) of torque in Wide Open Watts mode. The RST is estimated to sprint from 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, should such things interest you in a pickup truck. The WT model will offer 380 kW (517 metric hp/510 bhp) and 834 Nm (615 lb-ft) of torque, which are not bad either.
GM estimates the Silverado EV WT to have one of the lowest drag coefficients of any available production full-size pickup truck, and as a result, the WT model is estimated to offer a range of over 400 miles (644+ km) on a single charge. The 24-module battery pack in the RST and WT can be DC fast-charged with up to 350 kW, which is estimated to add 100 miles (161 km) of range in 10 minutes.
You can expect all the typical features of a modern EV pickup truck, such as a large bed and a usable frunk. Dubbed as eTrunk, the frunk is lockable and is claimed to be weatherproof. The bed features multiple power outlets, although not sure if standard or optional; the frunk also features a 120-volt AC outlet.
As for payload and towing, the WT model is claimed to offer 1,200 lbs (544 kg) and 8,000 lbs (3,629 kg), respectively. However, after the initial launch, Chevrolet will introduce a fleet model with up to 20,000 lbs (9,072 kg) max trailering with the max tow package. The RST’s payload and towing figures are 1,300 lbs (590 kg) and 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg), respectively.
Inside, the space, in general, appears to be generous, as are the storage spaces; there’s even one underneath the rear seats. Other key highlights depending on the trim include a 17-inch central touchscreen, a 11-inch driver display, a 14-inch head-up display, Super Cruise hands-free driver-assistance technology, and smartphone as a key.