The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV introduces an all-new, all-electric iteration of the popular pickup nameplate, making its big debut earlier this year at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. Now, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV has been spotted undergoing a towing test.
This particular example appears to be a Work Truck model given the relatively plain fascia design, which includes a flat-black front end treatment for the grille and lower bumper. That said, there are several exterior design cues that paint this model as a step up from the standard WT, with gloss black mirror caps, body-color door handles, and black alloy wheels all suggesting that this could in fact be a 2024 Chevy Silverado EV WT with some sort of appearance package. Another possibility is that this model is actually a completely different trim level, such as a Silverado EV LT.
Either way, we see this Chevy Silverado EV hooked up to a positively massive trailer. The trailer in question is a Cougar Half-Ton from RV company Keystone. The overall length for the Cougar Half-Ton model ranges between 26 feet, 10 inches and 37 feet, 5 inches, with this particular example estimated at roughly 30 feet, which would make the weight between 6,700 pounds and 8,200 pounds, depending on the configuration.
Regardless of the exact trailer size and weight, this thing is certainly very big and and quite heavy. That said, our spy photographer reports that the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV was unfazed, easily accelerating away. To note, it was previously announced that the Silverado EV has a towing capacity of 8,000 pounds, with an available tow package upping that figure to 20,000 pounds. Providing the go is GM’s Ultium battery tech and GM Ultium drive motor technology. Range per charge is rated at upwards of 400 miles. Under the skin is the GM BT1 platform.
Other notable items include the lighting treatment, with these photos marking the our first real-world look at the production lighting. This model is also equipped with a set of running boards, which were missing from prototypes spotted previously.
Production of the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will ramp up at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan early next year.