Unveiled earlier this year in January, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will serve as GM’s mass-market full-size electric pickup. At the time of its reveal, GM announced that the full-size electric truck would have a maximum output of 664 horsepower and 780 pound-feet of torque, making it no slouch. However, the 2024 GMC Sierra EV debuted just last week with a maximum output of 754 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque. Despite being based on the same platform and using the same batteries and motors, the two trucks appear to be producing different numbers. Now, GM Authority has learned that this is not the case.
Following the Sierra EV reveal, Chevy has updated the maximum output ratings of the Silverado EV to 754 horses and 785 pound-feet of torque when in Wide Open Watts mode, identical to those of the Sierra EV. This enables the truck to sprint from zero to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. Additionally, the Silverado EV RST – which is the most well-equipped model announced so far – has the ability to tow up to 10,000 pounds with a maximum payload of 1,300 pounds.
The substantial increase in power, along with the uptick in torque, is the result of further refinements made to the electric pickup truck by GM’s engineering team, Chevrolet has confirmed to GM Authority.
As a reminder, the new 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is offered exclusively in a Crew Cab body style with a 5-foot, 11-inch bed. The Silverado EV is based on the GM BT1 platform, which it shares with the GMC Sierra EV and the GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV. Power is provided by GM’s Ultium battery technology and Ultium drive motor technology. Maximum range is estimated at 400 miles.
Pricing for the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV starts at a reasonable $39,900 for the base Work Truck trim, however adding options can quickly drive the price of the vehicle up. A fully-loaded RST First Edition model is priced from $105,000.
The WT model will be the first to arrive, set to launch in Spring 2023. The fully-loaded RST Edition 1 will arrive later in the Fall of 2023. Chevy has stated that following production ramp-up, it will unveil an entire Silverado EV lineup, which includes a Silverado EV Trail Boss variant, among others.