Chevrolet has joined the fray in introducing an electric powered pick-up truck with its 2024 Silverado EV, well ahead of time, and offering an impressive 600 km driving range distance and a 4.5 tonne towing capacity. Other significant attributes include 664 horsepower and 1,057 Nm of maximum torque.
Developed from the ground up as a fully-electric truck on General Motors (GM) advanced Ultium EV Platform, the Silverado EV offers a combination of capability, performance and versatility, along with advanced technologies that can evolve the vehicle over time, according to Steve Hill, vice president of Chevrolet: “Chevrolet has constantly revolutionized the Silverado franchise to make it the powerhouse it is today. The Ultium Platform is a critical enabler of next-level pickup truck performance for both fleet and retail customers, whether they are currently driving a Silverado or are considering a pick-up for the first time.”
At launch, the Silverado EV will be available in two configurations, an RST First Edition and a fleet-oriented WT model.
“GM Fleet has long provided customers with great products and services, an exceptional customer experience and innovative solutions to meet their unique business needs,” said Ed Peper, vice president of GM Fleet. “We’re excited to launch the Silverado EV, providing customers with a true work-capable truck to help them begin the transition to an electric fleet and assist them in achieving their own sustainability goals.”
Featuring a fully integrated body, unlike conventional pick-ups whereby the cabin and load bay are attached seperately onto the ladder platform frame, the Silverado EV will be assembled with domestically and globally-sourced parts at GM’s Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Centre, following a $2.2-billion investment devoted to EV production.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, available in 80 countries with more than 3.2 million cars and trucks sold in 2020.