2024 Chevy Silverado EV Spied Testing26
GM Authority spy photographers have caught a prototype for the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV testing on public roads in Michigan, giving us a better idea of what this future battery-electric truck will look like in the real world.
We’ve already seen the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV in the fleet-focused WT, sporty RST and off-road-ready Trail Boss trim levels, but this particular prototype does not appear to be based on any of those. We think this truck is actually the mass-market LT trim level based on the black plastic exterior trim components and the wheels, which appear to be relatively small at either 18 or 20-inches. We should note that this truck is not representative of the production Silverado EV, as it’s missing some exterior components like wheel arch cladding and has a set of placeholder headlights and taillights.
This prototype also has its CornerStep bumper blocked off with tape or vinyl wrap and has a ‘no step’ sticker sitting above where the opening for the CornerStep would be. This appears to be an oddity with this particular test vehicle, as the production Chevy Silverado EV will feature a CornerStep bumper.
The first 2024 Chevy Silverado EV to arrive will be the WT trim level, which will enter production next spring. The fully-loaded RST First Edition, meanwhile, will be the next to arrive when it enters production in the fall of 2023. We expect other trim levels, like the Trail Boss and the LT potentially pictured here, to arrive at a later date. GM also said previously that it would “unleash the full Silverado EV portfolio,” once production for the WT and RST models ramps up, offering models in the $50,000, $60,000, $70,000 and $80,000 price ranges.
It’s not clear what powertrain setup will appear in other Silverado trims, however the WT trim will feature a dual-motor setup rated at 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque, along with a long-range Ultium battery providing a GM-estimated 400 miles of range. Power in the RST First Edition trim level comes from a more powerful dual-motor setup, which is rated at 664 horsepower and 780 pound-feet of torque in the available Wide Open Watts Mode.
We’ll have more information on future 2024 Chevy Silverado EV trim levels and variants as soon as GM shares it, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Silverado news, Chevy news, GM electric vehicle news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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Looks cheap, fugly, and non truck like.
Yeah I’m surprised, honestly. It really kind of looks like crap.
Change always brings the nieve out in full force.
No one said it was for everyone.
Plus a traditional EV truck with a regular bed is coming.
I think the Government and GM have other ideas though, and that is that it will be for everyone whether they like it or not in 2035?
TFL studios just did a road test of the ford lightning with the large battery pack. With the 320 mile range version, they got 260 miles going 70mph across flat Ohio and 90 miles towing a camper. This Silverado EV will probably see similar. The 400 mile range will probably only be achievable at 55 mph going downhill from Denver to Topeka.
Because GM has a purpose built EV platform they can put more batteries in it to go further.
Yeah, fill the bed with batteries instead of cargo? Doesn’t make much sense.
It will never replace the ICE trucks, except as a grocery getter for people who really don’t need a truck.
Ugly as sin!
Build a Silverado EV.
Looks like an fugly Avalanche, other than that its fine, it seems GM is trying to do to the Silverado what they did to the Blazer.
While I like the way the current blazer looks it does not deserve the blazer nameplate at all.
It is literally an Avalanche even down to the back glass and gate the way it folds down. They destroyed the blazer now this. Is originality dead. Get woke go broke so sad been GM fan 20+ years now I might just have to go to another brand thanks GM.
People need to get a grip. Full size trucks today barely resemble the trucks of 15 years ago. Now, they’re luxury barges and the majority of buyers use them only to haul groceries. If you’re so offended at this vaguely resembling the Avalanche, see a therapist.
I wonder what will happen first. GM will name it Avalanche EV or we will read a thread where someone doesn’t call it an Avalanche?
Actually I think there is better chance of GM calling the Suburban “Long Tahoe” or the Tahoe “Short Suburban”.
I triggered the censors. I’m sure the Tahoe and Suburban won’t be offended.
If a Chevy Avalanche and a Honda Ridgeline had a baby you would have the new Chevy Silverado EV!
It may grow on me but it may take a long long time and by that time it will have already had a refresh so who knows!
EV’s are coming. But….. Will the USA power grid be able to handle them? As it sits today, probably NOT. There are brown outs now. As a Country, we need to get our priorities straight. Bring EV’s along at a steady pace, but DONOT eliminate fossil fuels while doing so. Our economy is in the toilet now. We were energy independent. Now Biden is traveling the world, kissing ass to get our enemies to pump more. Sad state of affiars. Lets get back to being the Country we should be. Not the laughing stock of the rest of the world.
My issue with these EV trucks is that if they are used as trucks for towing to a campsite or towing a boat, toy hauler with SXSs and other off road vehicles, when you get to your destination there’s usually no place to charge up. I guess you need to bring your own (gasoline powered) generator and run that the whole time you are parked and riding around (hoping that nobody will steal it), and hope it’s charged enough to get you to a charging station where you will have to unhook your trailer so you can get your truck to the charging unit as they aren’t designed for vehicles with trailers. Plus in Commiefornia they tell us that we may experience power outages this summer due to lack of electricity available. They won’t build new power plants or build up the electrical infrastructure, but yet they want everyone to go to electric vehicles. And get this, in LA City they won’t even let you pipe in natural gas due to “climate change” and wanting a “zero carbon footprint” home or new building. Hey, it looks good on paper, but in reality it needs to go back into the oven and bake some more until all the pieces are in place to make it work like they want it to.
Years ago, when Chevy brought out the Avalanche based on a light duty truck, it was unique, different, and in most cases very useful and in it’s last iteration, nice looking, but…I questioned the name Chevy chose “Avalanche”, because that word’s meaning coins an occurrence best know as a “Disaster” (ever seen a useful, good avalanche?), through out time, people have died and structures destroyed in an “avalanche”! I dunno, to me that name didn’t seem appropriate back then, still doesn’t today. Wish GM had chosen a different name for that vehicle…who names their products after disasters? Just say’n.
Its just a word. Who cares what it means? I buy cars or trucks because I like that they are well built and solid. Also never buy the latest car or truck. Wait at least a year until the expert car people have had a chance to test them properly.
Auto makers over the years generally care a great deal what they name their products, “it’s just a word” can make all the difference whether a product is successful (after it’s introduction) or not. “Just a word” can get someone into a lot of trouble, same with product naming. As far as “who cares what it means”…how about going back a few years, pick out some products that didn’t have or use a successful “word” given to it, some that you wouldn’t consider purchasing.
Ford Motor Company had to learn the hard way about using various words (names) in their products, some of which over the years (like all auto manufactures) have proven to be a “disaster” and have had to be stuck with a “word or name” that denoted failure. Can’t think of any? How about Edsel, a classic example of “just a word” that over the years has denoted a failure, could be another car or a product…if it is “The Edsel” of that business product line, you’re guaranteed a loser.
I’ve done a lot of “Marketing” of products over the years, and we’ve always strived to give products names that will promote it’s (hopeful) success in the industry. My guess is that you and just about everyone else can think of automotive failures with names given to them that has carried over as a “less than successful” product. You thinking of any yet?
Don’t think a “miss-chosen name” of a product can lead to failure? You might want to think again, sometimes it was the product itself that was a failure, but not very many successful products have ever had a name or meaning given to them that had a “disaster connotation” attached to it. Oh well…when you say “who cares what it means”, I’d be suspect of a good product given a bad name or a name with a negative meaning. Was the Chevy “Avalanche” a success? Uh, no.
Was it a decent product? Yeah I’d say so…but in the circles I run in, that name would not have been given to a product unless you were promoting a certain product that had to do with an actual Avalanche, I dunno, maybe snow ski equipment or if you had a machine that was made to be used in wintery cold or freezing conditions, you can probably name a few.
Oh well…it is what it is, but remember that a “name” of a person or product can (sometimes) spell success, or failure.
Oddly enough, the Avalanche sold more when they were uglier (imo) than when they looked more like a normal extended cab truck. I think the reason it didn’t sell well was due to the fact that it was basically a Suburban with a bed ( that was connected to the body) instead of a 3rd row seat, and lack of advertising. Most truck buyers don’t want a unibody, certainly not in a full size truck. I owned a 2012 Avalanche and loved it… coincidentally, got rid of it for an Escalade ESV.
Not impressed with the styling of this frumpy EV Silverado, the thing falls well short of GM’s exterior design potential.