The Chevy Silverado EV has advanced to the “Best of 2024” semifinalist stage of the 30th annual North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards, or NACTOY, as jury voting narrows the remaining models from the original pool of 52 (including 10 GM nameplates) to 25 competitors for finalist status.
The Chevy Silverado EV is one of five remaining candidates in the Truck of the Year category, while 10 vehicles remain in each of the cars and utility vehicles categories.
Three of the five current Truck of the Year semifinalists are models from The General. These include the Chevy Silverado EV itself plus the Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon. The Ford Ranger and the Ford Super Duty round out the remaining competitors with two truck models from GM’s cross-town rival.
To provide a relatively unbiased selection of winners useful to consumers, the media, and car companies, NACTOY uses a jury of 50 U.S. and Canadian automotive journalists from many different outlets, including independent journalists, to pick each round of winners.
The method draws on “the expertise and diverse perspectives” of the different auto sector journalists, per NACTOY president Jeff Gilbert. Further underlining the point, he said that “we all evaluate vehicles in a different way.”
The remaining semifinalist “Best of 2024” pool of 25 vehicles, which includes the Chevy Silverado EV, is “worthy of further evaluation” according to Gilbert. A comparison drive is scheduled for October in Michigan, enabling the journalistic jurors to spend “more time driving them, learning more about them and comparing them with the competition.”
The field of 25 vehicles will be abruptly whittled down to 9 with the announcement of three finalists per category on November 16th at the Los Angeles Auto Show. An overall Car of the Year, Truck of the Year, and Utility Vehicle of the Year will then be picked in a final round of jury voting and revealed at an Awards event on January 4th, 2024. NACTOY shows the 25 semifinalists in a new video:
As a reminder, the 2024 Chevy Silverado rides on a narrow-body variant of the GM BT1 platform, which also underpins the GMC Sierra EV. GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft recently tested a 4WT trim level Silverado EV powered by the 24-module GM Ultium battery pack and a dual-motor GM Ultium Drive motor setup, discovering that the 510 horsepower generated enough oomph to go from 0 to 60 mph in about 6 seconds.
Watch our first drive review of the Silverado EV here.