2024 Chevy Silverado EV Pickup Is Here With 400 Miles of Range and an Avalanche-Style Midgate

Is this a heavy-duty Chevy Avalanche of the future?

2024 chevy silverado ev pickup truck debut price specs

The all-new first-ever 2024 Chevy Silverado EV pickup truck makes its world debut. It uses GM’s new battery-electric Ultium platform and claimed a maximum driving range of 400 miles. The blue truck you see here is a fully-optioned RST First Edition. This will be the first consumer truck available at a price of $105,000. It is a crew-cab truck with a relatively long bed, electric e4WD, height-adjustable air suspension, four-wheel-steering, 664 horsepower, and an Avalanche-style folding midgate that expands the bed floor to 9-feet in length.

I have an opportunity to go hands with this new truck and learn everything about it from the team that created the new truck. Is it a futuristic version of a heavy-duty Chevy Avalanche? Let’s dig into all of the details.

While the new Silverado EV shares the Ultium platform with the 2022 GMC Hummer EV truck, the Silverado has slightly different dimensions. It is narrower, longer, and lower than the Hummer EV. It makes for more traditional full-size truck proportions. Chevrolet says that the new Silverado EV will have one of the best aerodynamic profiles of any pickup truck. The overall design and the height-adjustable air suspension combine to deliver this good coefficient of drag and help with the overall driving range of up to 400 miles on a full charge.

Front and rear electric motors combine for 664 hp and 780 lb-ft of torque in the RST First Edition. Chevrolet says the truck will be capable of a 0-60 mph run in 4.5 seconds. The Work Truck (WT) version of the truck will have a lower power output (510 hp and 615 lb-ft of torque), but it will have the same 400-mile estimated driving range.

The new Silverado EV will offer a very fast DC fast-charging capability of up to 350 kW. In an ideal situation, the truck is said to gain a class-leading 100 miles of range in 10 minutes.

Here is how the new Silverado EV specs compare against the F-150 Lightning.

Chevy Silverado EVFord F-150 Lightning
TrimsWT and RSTPro, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum
ConfigCrew Cab / 5’11’‘ Bed / 4×4Crew Cab / 5’6” Bed / 4×4
RangeUp to 400 milesUp to 300 miles
Charge SpeedUp to 350 kWUp to 150 kW
Range GainUp to 100 miles in 10 minutesUp to 54 miles in 10 minutes
Power ExportUp to 10.2 kWUp to 9.6 kW
PowerUp to 664 hp / 780 lb-ftUp to 563 hp / 775 lb-ft
Max. PayloadUp to 1,300 lbsUp to 2,000 lbs
Max. TowingUp to 10,000* lbsUp to 10,000 lbs
AvailableSpring-Fall 2023Spring 2022
PricingRange: $39,900 – $105,000Range: $39,974 – $90,000
*Silverado EV will have up to 20,000 lbs of towing

The Silverado EV will offer up to 10.2 kW of export inverter/generator power from up to 10 outlets around the truck. It will also offer the capability to charge other vehicles. While Chevrolet does not specify the exact capacity of the 24-unit Ultium battery pack, we expect it to be around 200 kWh.

The Silverado EV bed can be extended from 5’11” to 9-feet by lowering the midgate and keeping the tailgate in the closed position. If you have longer items still, then using the Multi-Flex tailgate with its stop allows for 10’10”.

Silverado EV will be the first to offer GM’s new Ultifi software/infotainment system that will be easily updatable over time.

We still don’t have all of the numbers on the new Silverado truck, but here is another part of the comparison.

Chevy Silverado EVFord F-150 Lightning
SuspensionAdaptive Air / IndependentIndependent
InfotainmentUp to 17-inchUp to 15.5-inch / SYNC 4A
Self-drivingSuperCruise w/ TraileringBlueCruise
Bed Volume52.8 cu-ft
Frunk Volume14.1 cu-ft
Bumper to Bumper3-yr / 36,000 miles
Electrical Components8-yr* / 100,000 miles
*Ford guarantees the battery to retain at least 70% capacity during this period

The 2024 Silverado EV truck goes on sale between Spring and Fall of 2023. The WT truck will be available to fleets around Spring 2023. The RST First Edition will be available in the Fall of 2023. GM says other packages and trim levels, including a special Trail Boss off-road version, will be offered at a later date. Pricing will range between $39,900 – $105,000. Chevrolet says there will be configurable models in the $50K, $60K, $70K, and $80K ranges.

Join our exclusive first-look video of the new Silverado EV in the video below.