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2024 Chevy Silverado EV a big hit even before it’s born

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV is already a success and it won’t be available to the public for at least another year.

General Motors reports more than 110,000 reservations for the pending truck and its marketed 400-mile range and 664 horsepower.

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV has proven a reservation phenomenon.

The truck is among several new electric trucks, including the Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T, scheduled to soon debut.

According to the manufacturer, the Chevrolet Silverado EV, with a starting price of $39,900, will debut in the spring of 2023. It will be available in several trims.

The truck was announced a few weeks ago.

The Silverado EV will be based on the Ultium battery and drivetrain, with the first two vehicles to use this platform having entered production in the closing months of 2021.

It offers a range of up to 400 miles when optioned with the largest 200-kWh battery. Its specifications will also include 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque in the dual-motor RST First Edition trim.

The truck will also have a 1,300-pound payload capacity and 10,000-pound towing capacity. It’s marketed with 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.5 seconds.

Chevrolet will introduce the truck in three trims: the top-spec Rally Sport, off-road-oriented Trail Boss, and Work with 510 horsepower. The top-spec RST First Edition will have a $105,000 price.

James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: james@jamesraia.com.

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Gilbert G
7 months ago

When I checked out the info GM emailed me on the Silverado EV the first thing that came to mind was that its built just like my Avalanche only battery powered instead of gasoline. As much as I love my Avalanche I wonder what range it will have pulling our 22ft Rockwood

Vincee
8 months ago

Just like the Ford Lighting at $93,500, how many people can afford pick-up trucks or any vehicle for that matter in the $100K price range? My bet is Ford and GM (former Government Motors) are betting on the Biden administration getting passed through congress the $12,500 federal subsidy for buying electric vehicles so “All” the good tax-paying citizens of our country pay for 100 plus-year-old technology. And, don’t even take into account the raw materials needed to build the lithium batteries that these “revolutionary ?” vehicles will depend on. Once again I see our country being held hostage, not to oil cartels, but now 3rd world nations using almost slave labor in the production of lithium.

Andrew
7 months ago
Reply to  Vincee

There’s a lot of incorrect statements in your post but we’ll start with lithium. It’s not rare and most is “mined” by drilling into the deposit and pumping water into the deposit, then pumping out the slurry into a field, then scooping it up and moving it to a processing plant that separates all the lithium out. The other rare metals like cobalt and nickel will be reduced after each generation of battery until they are no longer needed. Also, lithium can be recycled indefinitely like aluminum so all the older generation batteries will get turned into new batteries as time goes on, much better than the current resource hungry ICE vehicles you drive today.

Ray
8 months ago

Who the heck spends money like this? Are they bound in any fashion to this reservation made 2 years into the future? Did they lay out any cash for this? Given the younger generation mindset, I wouldn’t doubt it.

Andrew
7 months ago
Reply to  Ray

$100 deposit, not a big deal in any means

Dan
8 months ago

Always amazes me that so many people will reserve the newest latest greatest purchase of an unproven product. I don’t mind waiting until they’ve been around a few years so I know what to expect. By the way, how are those Tesla and Rivian trucks working out? Is everyone happy with theirs?

Crowman
8 months ago

What’s the driving range towing a 10,000 pound rated load? Bet it’s 150 to 200 mile range which limits round trip range if you’re boon-docking without a charging station.