Chevrolet Silverado EV rated at 450 miles of vary in work truck kind

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The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will obtain an EPA-estimated vary of 450 miles in base work truck (WT) kind, the automaker stated Friday in a press launch, calling it an “official estimate.”

Chevy talked about a 400-mile vary when the Silverado EV was first proven on the 2022 CES, however “intensive improvement and testing unlocked the elevated 450-mile vary,” a spokesperson from the automaker stated in a press release. That determine stays an estimate for now, with full EPA testing to return nearer to the truck’s on-sale date.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Truck prototype

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Truck prototype

Geared toward fleet consumers, the Silverado EV WT will probably be obtainable in each 450-mile and 350-mile guises. Chevy stated it is nonetheless on monitor to begin deliveries of WT fashions in spring 2023, as scheduled, which means the primary deliveries ought to happen quickly. A Silverado EV RST First Version mannequin geared toward retail clients will launch this fall. The Silverado EV (and its GMC Sierra EV sibling) will probably be constructed at Common Motors’ Orion Meeting plant, which at the moment builds the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV, with a full manufacturing ramp-up scheduled for 2024.

GM instructed Inexperienced Automobile Experiences that it doesn’t but have specs to share concerning the battery sizes these figures will relate to—figures that can have to be launched by the point of these deliveries. The GMC Hummer EV achieves a what GM finds to be a 329-mile vary from EPA-cycle checks on its 205-kwh pack. Given the Hummer EV’s weight, which exceeds that allowed to be thought of a light-weight automobile, that is still unofficial.

The Silverado EV options the identical “structural sandwich” building because the GMC Hummer EV, in addition to a model of that truck’s Watts to Freedom (WTF) mode known as Large Open Watts (WOW) enabling as much as 664 hp and greater than 780 lb-ft of torque from a dual-motor powertrain in some fashions, with 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Chevy beforehand quoted a most towing capability of 10,000 kilos, with as much as 1,300 kilos of payload.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

The Silverado EV additionally brings again the Chevy Avalanche’s midgate, together with a big frunk and PowerBase system with as much as 10 energy shops and output of 10.2 kw—beating the Ford F-150 Lightning’s 9.6 kw. DC quick charging at 350 kw beats the Ford as nicely, however it stays to be seen how the Chevy’s cold-weather charging efficiency measures up.

Chevy initially stated Silverado EV WT fashions would begin at $39,900 however hasn’t issued a pricing replace lately. Ford has raised Lightning costs a number of occasions, to the purpose the place the fleet-oriented Lightning Professional mannequin now begins above $60,000. Sturdy demand for electrical vans may trigger Chevy to do the identical.

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