Every day you hear about all-new versions of vehicles being launched but few, if any, can claim to be as all-new, radical, and transformative to the segment than the simply incredible Chevrolet Silverado EV. The Silverado is far more than just a Silverado with electric motors and a battery pack to replace the internal combustion engine and gas tank. The Silverado EV is an all-electric, zero-emissions full-size pickup truck only available in a crew cab body style that will soon be an everyday sight on the roads around Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, Greensboro, and beyond.
Two very distinct versions of the Silverado EV are available to order right now for when this ground-breaking new truck starts rolling off the production line. Although in some ways they couldn’t be more different from each other, both versions of the Silverado EV available initially share an awful lot in terms of their capability and revolutionary technology. The first of the pair is an affordable WT version that will be aimed at fleet buyers and commercial operations working to a strict budget, but the other is an all-singing, all-dancing RST First Edition with all the bells and whistles that will show off the new truck in its flagship form.
The two versions of the Silverado EV available at the launch will offer different levels of all-electric capability, but even the affordable WT will produce a seriously impressive 510 horsepower and 615 lb.-ft. of torque. Step up to the RST and those power ratings get even more impressive at up to 664 horsepower and more than 780 lb.-ft. of torque. This translates into a maximum towing capacity for the WT of 8,000 pounds and a payload rating of 1,200 pounds, and a 10,000-pound tow rating, and a 1,300 payload for the RST First Edition. The RST will be able to get you from a standing start to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds, and after the initial launch, Chevrolet will also be introducing a fleet model that will be able to tow up to 20,000 pounds when equipped with the max tow package.
It would be unthinkable for the Silverado EV to just mimic the non-electric Chevy trucks in terms of features technology, so instead it goes above and beyond with all the features you expect and new tech that you’ll soon feel you can’t do without. The RST First Edition will come with four-wheel steering, Automatic Adaptive Air Suspension, a 17-inch-diagonal LCD freeform infotainment screen complemented by an 11-inch-diagonal reconfigurable driver instrument display and a multi-color head-up display for the driver with a field of view over 14 inches. There will even be a trailering-capable version of GM’s Super Cruise feature, which is an industry-first, true hands-free driver-assistance technology that allows drivers to travel hands-free on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads across North America.
Anyone who considers buying an electric vehicle will inevitably think a lot about how far it can drive on a full charge of its battery before it needs recharging, and there’s seriously good news in that direction with the Silverado EV as both versions at launch will have a driving range of up to 400 miles. And when it comes to recharging, the Silverado EV’s cutting-edge 350 kW DC fast-charging capability can add 100 miles of driving range to the Chevy’s battery in just 10 minutes. And for those less fortunate, the Silverado EV will also be capable of charging another EV that requires power using the available accessory charge cord, which means power can be shared with another vehicle in times of need.
The Chevrolet Silverado EV is going to change the way we think about full-size pickup trucks, and there’s little doubt that this incredibly exciting new model is going to be in huge demand long before it lands in showrooms. The best way to avoid disappointment and potentially long delivery times is to place an order or register your interest in the Silverado EV as soon as possible with GR Chevrolet here at 930 Fairystone Park Highway, Stanleytown, VA, or by giving us a call right now at (276)-629-2525.