Get answers to every question you have about the new EV Silverado
The future is here! The first-ever, all-electric Chevrolet Silverado will be available by fall 2023. The model year 2024 Silverado EV has been long-awaited, and the truck is definitely worth the wait, according to the team at Les Stanford Chevrolet-Cadillac.
Local Chevy drivers are excited about the features available in this new version of a much-loved truck. But, shifting from pumping gas to charging a truck is a change. For folks who drive for a living or live in areas where electric chargers are scarce, moving from an ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle to an EV one is a big decision.
Here’s what Chevrolet has released about the truck so far – and why the Les Stanford team is already hearing from people who want to reserve one. (Yes, you can already reserve one!)
1. It’s everything you expect in a truck but a lot more.
Chevrolet calls the Silverado EV “a category-defying, boundary-breaking game-changer” that marks “a seismic shift.” Keep reading to learn why.
2. You could drive from Detroit to Cleveland and back without needing to charge.
The EV Silverado will have an estimated 400-mile range on a full charge. This is based on the current capability of Chevrolet’s analytical projections. The actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.
3. The power is impressive.
According to Chevrolet, the EV Silverado is estimated to have:
- Over 660 horsepower with wide-open watts
- The ability to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 4.5 seconds
- Over 780 lb-ft of torque with wide-open watts
4. It can tow your load safely and efficiently.
You can get up to 10,000 pounds of max towing capacity based on preliminary testing by General Motors. You may require optional trailering equipment to achieve maximum capacity. (As always, check the owner’s manual before you tow anything.) The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may impact the amount you can tow.
5. You’ll be able to make surprising tight turns.
A new four-wheel steering system means all four wheels work together for a smaller turning radius, helping you make those tight turns. That’ll also help you look like a pro when you’re parallel parking or pulling your EV into a tight parking space.
6. There’s an available panoramic fixed-glass roof.
One of the available add-ons is a panoramic fixed-glass roof. Ideal for catching every ray of sunshine during gray Michigan winters, it brings an open, bright and roomy feel to the cabin while filtering the sun’s rays.
7. You have loads of hauling flexibility.
The multi-flex tailgate gives you three options.
- Haul items over 10 feet in length with the multi-flex midgate with a pass-through option.
- Put down the 60/40 flip-and-fold seat to make space for longer items and still have room for a passenger in the back.
- With the standard bed, you can haul items up to 5 feet, 11 inches long, with an impressive amount of space for cargo.
8. In the cab, there’s a huge screen, plus hands-free options.
A 17-inch diagonal free-form screen and Super Cruise™ Driver Assistance Technology give you hands-free options for safety. (These features apply to compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada, with available Super Cruise driver assistance technology. Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a hand-held device. Visit chevy.com/electric/super-cruise for compatible roads and complete details.)
It also uses Ultifi, an intelligent software platform that keeps your vehicle functioning and personalized with over-the-air updates, downloadable apps and new features.
9. It’s new from the ground up.
The Silverado EV was built on a battery platform called Ultium. In addition to delivering all the power you expect from a Chevy, you get something no Silverado has ever had: An extra trunk under the hood!
10. You have three options for charging.
- For shorter daily commutes, level 1 home charging uses a standard 3-prong 120-volt household outlet – like what you likely already have in your garage.
- When you need to recharge fast, level 2 home charging uses a 240-volt household appliance outlet. This is the recommended home charging solution for most drivers.
- Or visit one of over 40,000 public charging stations to get an extra, GM estimated 100 miles of range in only 10 minutes — twice as fast as some competitors.
The team at Les Stanford Chevrolet-Cadillac is leading the charge in the Metro Detroit area, so trust the electric vehicle authorities when choosing your vehicle.