The Chevy Silverado EV introduces an all-new, all-electric powertrain for the popular Chevy Silverado nameplate, promising to deliver all the usual pickup truck capabilities expected. Of course, going electric provides a number of benefits for vehicles in this segment, including loads of low-end torque and traction. The question then becomes this – what happens when you put your foot down in an acceleration test?
To find out, GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft got behind the wheel to try it first hand, as demonstrated in the following exclusive GM Authority video. As Luft points out in the video, this particular pickup is the Chevy Silverado EV is the Work Truck trim level, specifically the 4WT equipment group, which is the range-topper in the Chevy Silverado EV Work Truck lineup.
Providing motivation is a 24-module GM Ultium battery pack, which sends electrons to a pair of GM Ultium Drive motors, one of which is up front, the other of which is in the rear. The combination provides a whopping 510 horsepower, with plenty of four-wheel grip on tap to put it to the pavement.
Speaking of putting the power down, this Chevy Silverado EV was equipped with Bridgestone Alenza TPC-spec tires, rubber which is specific to the Chevy Silverado EV. Tire sizing is set at LT265/70R18. Traction control was left on for the acceleration test. The official vehicle weight figure has yet to be announced, but is estimated to be around 8,500 pounds. Battery charge was close to full at the time the runs were made.
Hit play to see how quick the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV 4WT can hit 60 mph:
A total of two runs are made, with the first clocking in at 6.03 seconds, and the second clocking in 6.04 seconds – quite similar indeed. Chevy claims an official 0-to-60 mph time of 5.75 seconds. It should also be noted that the second run was done in tow mode, which, according to Chevy engineers, unlocks more low-end torque. However, for the purpose of straight-line acceleration, it would appear as though tow mode doesn’t really make the truck any quicker.
All told, about six seconds to 60 mph is pretty respectable, especially for an 8,500-pound Work Truck. Check out GM Authority’s exclusive acceleration run in the ICE-powered GMC Canyon to see how it compares, and remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Silverado news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.