The all-new 2024 Chevy Silverado EV got its big debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2022, introducing an all-electric take on the iconic pickup nameplate. Offering a combination of practicality and zero-emissions powertrain technology, the Chevy Silverado EV looks to do all the same stuff as its internal-combustion-powered counterpart. However, should the Chevy Silverado EV ever require a tow, GM says the pickup can’t be dinghy or dolly towed.
According to the Chevy Silverado EV owner’s manual, dolly towing or dinghy towing the all-electric pickup may damage it. Instead, the manual specifies that the Chevy Silverado EV should only be put on a flatbed truck or trailer if transported.
“The vehicle was neither designed nor intended to be towed with any of its wheels on the ground,” the manual states. The manual says that a flatbed tow truck is recommended, that ramps may be required to help reduce approach angles, while a tow eye can be used to load it up as well. The tow eye is not recommended for pulling the truck out of snow, mud, sand, or a ditch. There are front attachment points in the frame behind the front bumper. These are also not recommended for pulling the truck out of snow, mud, sand, or a ditch. The vehicle should be in Neutral and the electric parking brake should be released prior to loading onto the flatbed.
Back in May, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV’s official range-per-charge figures were released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exceeding the original GM estimates. According to the EPA, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV 3WT and 4WT will cover an estimated 450 miles of range with a full charge. Critically, these figures are 100 miles higher than the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV’s closest competitor, the Ford F-150 Lighting, which is estimated to deliver 320 miles per charge.
As a reminder, the Chevy Silverado EV is equipped with GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors, while production takes place at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan. Under the skin, the Silverado EV rides on the GM BT1 platform.