The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV was revealed early in 2022 at the Consumer Electronics Show, with GM pulling the sheets on an all-new, all-electric pickup. The debut included a look at the well-equipped RST First Edition, as well as the fleet-oriented WT (Work Truck), and at the time, Chevy announced plans to offer a WT variant for $39,900. Now, however, the automaker is backtracking on that.
As it turns out, the Chevy Silverado EV will now start in the $50,000 range, likely offering up a lightly equipped Work Truck variant, perhaps a 2WT model, as the entry-level model. This new entry-level trim is expected to slot in under the 4WT and 3WT already announced, and will likely arrive after the 4WT and 3WT officially launch.
Further details on this new entry-level trim are currently unavailable.
For reference, the first Chevy Silverado EV out of the gate is 4WT, followed by the 3WT, which start at $74,800 and $79,800, respectively, including a destination freight charge of $1,895. As already stated, these two models are the not the base-most equipment groups for the Chevy Silverado EV. Although the 3WT and 4WT are geared towards fleet buyers, they will still be available for purchase by retail buyers as well.
Both are also equipped with a number of different features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, and 8-inch Driver Information Center, six-speaker audio, 11-inch infotainment screen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. More importantly, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV 4WT was recently given an official range-per-charge rating of 450 miles by the EPA, beating GM’s initial estimates.
As a reminder, all 2024 Chevy Silverado EV models ride on the GM BT1 platform, and incorporate GM Ultium battery technology and GM Ultium Drive motor technology. Production takes place at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan.