A new, 90-second long web advertisement for the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV puts a spotlight on the battery-electric truck’s various features and also touts the advantages of the Ultium modular battery design and Ultium Drive motors.
This short video begins by turning the focus on the Chevy Silverado EV’s unique platform and showing a rather interesting cutaway of the architecture. The Silverado EV’s BT1 platform is neither body-on-frame nor unibody, as GM’s chief engineer for battery-electric trucks, Nichole Kraatz, told GM Authority in a recent interview. This design, unofficially referred to by GM engineers as an “UltiBody,” uses a unibody-style platform with a traditional floor, however the rectangular battery slots into the chassis underneath the platform’s floor and serves as an important structural member.
From here, the video turns the viewer’s focus to the electric truck’s aerodynamic body, which was optimized in a wind tunnel to reduce drag and maximize the driving range of the Ultium lithium-ion battery. The truck’s available four-wheel steering system is also mentioned, which gives it a tight turning radius of just 42 feet, along with other practical features like the digital dash display, Multi-Flex Midgate and the lockable, weatherproof eTrunk storage area.
This short ad also gives us a look at some of the cargo management solutions GM has developed for the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV. This includes two separate bed cap designs, which are shown on a Silverado EV in the Work Truck (WT) trim level. These include both a high and low-roof cap design, both of which mesh rather well with the truck’s exterior styling, in our opinion. Seeing these cap designs leaves us excited to see the other official GM Accessories the automaker is cooking up for the first all-electric Silverado, too.
Check out the video embedded below.