General Motors has finally revealed the exterior of the first Chevrolet Silverado EV electric pickup truck.
Compared to the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Silverado EV has a significant advantage, as it was designed from the very beginning on purely electric components, using the Ultium platform as a base, while the F-150 Lightning is based on an upgraded architecture of its gasoline counterpart.
It is becoming quite obvious that the Silverado EV will become GM's main source of sales in the electric segment - as it will be cheaper than the GMC Hummer EV and the future GMC Sierra Denali. The manufacturer will offer the car in the Work Truck (WT) package, which is a real workhorse with unpainted bumpers and stamped wheels.
Chevrolet offers all-wheel drive, a power plant with 510 hp and 832 Nm of torque. The battery of an unknown capacity will allow you to travel 400 miles on a single charge.
In the fall of 2023, a more premium version of the Silverado EV RST First Edition will appear. In this configuration, the power of electric motors will reach 664 forces and 1056 Nm of torque. With the optional Wide Open Watts Mode package, the Silverado EV can hit 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. The pickup truck has a carrying capacity of 590 kg and is capable of towing trailers weighing up to 4.5 tons. However, the manufacturer promises to soon release the Max Tow package, which will allow trailers weighing 9 tons to be pulled.
All versions of the electric Silverado will have an 11-inch screen. The monitor of the RST version has a diagonal of 17 inches. The multimedia itself has a new Ultifi shell based on the Linux operating system. Options are a 14-inch screen, a glass roof (no sunroof) and Super Cruise autopilot, which allows you to drive "hands-free" on highways (to date, 200,000 miles of roads in the US and Canada are approved for this system).