Chevrolet Silverado EV is one of the finest EV that is being manufactured by the General Motors under the Chevrolet brand.
This new Chevrolet Silverado EV was firstly introduced in January 24,2022. From the time of introduction of EV on the market, Chevrolet Silverado EV have become the hot cake on automobile market specially to the EV lover. Chevrolet Silverado EV is said to start it’s sell in North American market in 2023.
Chevrolet have recently announced of bringing the first ever all electric Chevrolet Silverado – a compact SUV build on a new platform using new software and technology. Before looking on the aspects of Chevrolet Silverado have a look on what president of GM has to say regarding the EV and technology used in the EV.
“The all-new full-frame pickup takes advantage of the best Ultium technology and the proven features of the Silverado currently in production. Especially in the early stages, we are particularly excited about its potential in fleets and commercial spaces, which are an important part of the EV market. There are models specially designed for fleet and commercial vehicle which is loved by the customers.” -President (General Motors)
Motor and performance of Chevrolet Silverado EV
The new Chevrolet Silverado EV will be powered with the dual motor combination to give enough acceleration for an EV to run. All-wheel drive is standard in this EV. Buyers of RST models will find that the trucks are equipped with great adaptive air suspension on their vehicle.
A huge and cool set of 24-inch wheels is optional on the models of an EV. Trail Boss models have the potential to add limited slip differentials, rugged all-terrain tires, and other adventure-ready elements to the Silverado EV suspension. If we get an opportunity to test drive the Silverado EV, we’ll update this story with a driving impression of this new EV.
Towing capacity of Chevrolet Silverado EV
With big name on the EV segment way before its launch, Chevrolet Silverado EV comes with the big responsibility for its performance and capacity. The maximum towing/traction capacity of the Silverado EV at launch is said to be 10,000 pounds for the RST model and 8,000 pounds for the WT model.
Chevrolet said a model with a towing capacity of 20,000 pounds will eventually be added to the lineup of this new EV.
Battery of Chevrolet Silverado EV
The Silverado EV uses the new Ultium battery technology of the general motor. Battery pack of 200 KWh is used on the EV which can provide sufficient power to the EV for its powerful performance.
Range of Chevrolet Silverado EV
By using 200Kwh battery pack, Chevrolet Silverado EV gives the range of 400 miles per full charge of the EV which is comparatively high range on this segment of EV found in the market. Though the real-world range of this EV might be low than the claimed range from the company but it should be enough to make this EV powerful on the performance aspect.
Charging of Chevrolet Silverado EV
Chevrolet Silverado EV is capable of AC as well as DC fast charging too. It can be charged on the normal home charger which will take relatively long time to fully charge an EV.
According to the company, the new Chevrolet Silverado EV is capable of providing 100 miles ranges on the charge time of 10 minutes (if charged from DC fast charger).
Interior and cargo of Chevrolet Silverado EV
The truck had a fixed glass roof, black and white two-tone leather upholstery with red plumbing, and much the same cabin as a standard Silverado crew cab pickup. Chevrolet designers used column-mounted shifters instead of console-mounted shifters. This frees up space for large storage boxes between the dashboard and the center armrest.
As the length of this EV is more than other EV on the market, Chevrolet Silverado EV seems to have a larger space on its interior part too.
Connectivity and Infotainment of Chevrolet Silverado EV
All models come standard with both a 11.0-inch infotainment touch screen and an 8.0-inch digital instrument display, most with a digital dashboard. Upgrading to the top-level RST unlocks the larger 17.0-inch infotainment screen and 11.0-inch gauge display.
Both systems can be reconfigured to suit the driver’s tastes, but thankfully the climate control remains a simple analog knob, mounted on a slim panel at the bottom of the dash for easy access. Chevrolet hasn’t released all the information about the Silverado EV infotainment system till time, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, with in-dash navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, and an integrated WIFI hotspot as part of the package.
Safety features of Chevrolet Silverado EV
These days People look after safety features for any automobile, mainly on the car whether it be ice model or and EV model. So, to assure its customer regarding the safety in EV, Chevrolet Silverado EV is packed up with many safety features.
Though Chevrolet haven’t revealed any important information regarding the safety and driver assistance feature to be offered on the Chevrolet Silverado EV, but many rumors are being circulated on the market.
Safety or driving assistance features do not replace the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle safely. Drivers should always be aware of traffic, surroundings and road conditions. Visibility, weather and road conditions can affect the performance of the function.
The brand’s Super cruise Hands-Free system is offered at least at the high-end RST trim level. Some of the other important safety features on Chevrolet Silverado EV includes:
-Standard automatic emergency brake with pedestrian detection function
-Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Warning Available
-Adaptive cruise control available in semi-automatic driving mode
-Safety alert seats
-Rear cross traffic braking
-HD surrounding vision
-Forward collision alert
Pricing of Chevrolet Silverado EV
At launch, the Silverado EV will be available in Price Leader Work Truck (WT) trim, off-road trail boss, and loaded RST trim, while Chevy will add medium-sized trim later to complete the lineup.
The WT model sells in front of the destination for $ 39,900, but lacks many of the coolest features of the truck. Instead, aim for Trail Boss or RST or wait for a well-equipped midrange trim to become available.
The price list along with the model is listed below:
|Models of EV||Price|
|Trail Boss||$85,000 (est)|
|High Country||$90,000 (est)|
Overview of Chevrolet Silverado EV
Looking after all the features being provided on an EV we can definitely say that Chevrolet Silverado EV will be one of the game changer EV on the world of automobile. The rigid and compact SUV will satisfy its customer by giving unexpected performance as compared to other EV that are currently available in the market.
Despite sharing its electric powertrain with the flashy GMC Hummer EV, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV resembles the more classic take of an electric pickup truck. The available design of EV allows the user to fold the wall between the bed and the cab for additional storage. This is a feature that reminds us of some of the avalanche pickup trucks that were discontinued in the early 2000s.
The two electric motors provide standard all-wheel drive and up to 664 horsepower, while the Silverado EV can tow up to 10,000 pounds and carry up to 1300 pounds of payload.
When Chevrolet Silverado EV will go for sell in the market, there is high chance of competing with Tesla Cyber truck and FORD pickup EV.
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