The Chevy Silverado EV introduces a brand-new all-electric variant to the legendary Chevy Silverado lineup, offering a cutting-edge EV powertrain plus all the impressive capability expected. Interestingly, GM is now saying that the overwhelming majority of Chevy Silverado EV reservation holders plan to use their battery-powered pickup as their daily driver.
Citing information collected in a survey conducted by GM Research, GM says that a whopping 95 percent of Chevy Silverado EV reservation holders will use the pickup for daily driving duties. Additionally, GM states that 87 percent of survey respondents decided to reserve a Chevy Silverado EV because they wanted an all-electric vehicle that could also meet their “truck needs” with regard to towing and trailering, while 72 percent of survey respondents said they wanted an EV that could go off-roading.
General Motors unveiled the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV in January at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, pulling the sheets on three trim levels, including the well-equipped RST, the Trail Boss as well as the fleet-oriented WT. All three trims ride on the GM BT1 platform, a dedicated all-electric vehicle architecture that also underpins the GMC Hummer EV, with GM’s first-generation Ultium battery tech and Ultium drive motor tech onboard for motivation. Range-per-charge maxes out at roughly 400 miles. Production will take place early next year at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan. The first units are set to arrive in the spring of 2023.
Back in April, GM Authority reported that GM has now accumulated some 140,000 reservations for the Chevy Silverado EV, including both fleet and retail reservations. Critically, however, one recent study estimates that only about 20 percent of the current reservation holds plan on actually purchasing the vehicle once it goes on sale. To note, the study focuses on retail consumer orders, rather than fleet buyers.