Officially dropping cover in January at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is a watershed moment for GM, introducing a brand-new battery-driven powertrain to the Silverado nameplate. Now, we’re taking a closer look at this 2024 Chevy Silverado EV prototype out and about testing in silver paint.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV testing as a prototype out in the real world. However, while the last prototype we saw was covered in black paint, this particular example is done in a bright silver sheen.
Despite carrying the Chevy Silverado nameplate, the Silverado EV is completely unrelated to the ICE-powered pickup, with a different platform, interior, and exterior. For this piece, we’ll focus on the exterior, starting with the front end, where we spot a large, blocked-off grille section and slim lower air intake. The Chevy Bow Tie badge is missing, but an indent in the fascia shows where it’ll eventually go, while the lighting consists of thin signatures along the upper edges of the fascia, below which is a set of forward-facing round lights.
So far, GM has officially confirmed just two trim levels, including the well-equipped RST and fleet-oriented WT, although we do know that an off-road Trail Boss model is also in the works. It’s possible this particular example is the WT, or maybe even an as-of-yet-unannounced LT trim level, as indicated by the alloy wheels, rather than some steelies.
The profile also reveals some missing fender flares, as well as black cladding along the lower edge of the side skirts. The sideview mirrors are done in black, while the door handles are body colored. The window trim and rear trim are also in black.
In back, we spot a set of placeholder taillights with black surrounds, while the bumper appears to have the CornerStep feature.
Multiple powertrain configurations will be offered, ranging from 510 horsepower to 665 horsepower, with range-per-charge estimated at 400 miles. Under the skin is the GM BT1 platform. Production is set to take place at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan.