Chevrolet Silverado EV (2023): Electric pick-up with up to 644 hp

After the competition from Ford has already presented a fully electric pick-up with the F-150 Lightning, Chevrolet is now following suit and showing the Silverado EV. There will initially be two variants in the USA: In Spring 2023 wants the Chevrolet Commercial vehicle variant Send to dealers, prices have not yet been communicated. A civilian variant, the Silverado RST First Edition for an impressive 105,000 US dollars (approx. 92,850 euros) come on the market. Later they want to bring a cheaper commercial vehicle variant for 39,000 US dollars (34,490 euros) and various other variants such as a Trail Boss. We shouldn’t even be offering the electric Silverado.

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Depending on the version, the electric pick-up can generate up to 644 hp

Exact information on the drive is not yet available, but there are some key data. The top version, the Silverado RST, should produce 644 hp and 1058 Nm and thus manage the sprint from zero to 100 in 4.5 seconds. With all-wheel drive, of course. The commercial vehicle version has 510 hp and 834 Nm. Chevrolet has not yet given any information about the size of the battery, but it should be used in both cases at least 400 miles (644 kilometers) range create and master charging with 350 kW. After ten minutes on the fast charger, the pick-up should again have enough power for a hundred miles (161 kilometers). Of course, it must also be able to pull heavy trailers. They can weigh up to 4,540 kilos at the market launch, later a variant with twice as much trailer load is to expand the portfolio.
Chevrolet Silverado EV RST

The payload of the car is 590 kilos, there is no data yet on the Silverado commercial vehicle.

New front with continuous LED strip

Visually, the electric version retains the basic shape known from Verbenner, otherwise a lot has changed, especially at the front. It is still massive and steep, but now with two-part headlights, the upper element of which is a continuous LED strip. The Chevrolet logo in the middle is also given an illuminated border. The rest of the headlights, i.e. low beam, high beam, etc., are located on the left and right in an element below. As with most electric cars, the grill is locked, but the pick-up retains a large central air inlet with the typical honeycomb grille that the combustion engine also has. At the sides, the angular wheel arches and the wide C-pillar, which runs diagonally towards the loading area, are particularly noticeable. The changes to the rear aren’t quite as striking: The new taillights extend far into the side, otherwise the design is a little more reduced and flowing. The brand name is no longer written out on the tailgate of the electric car, a logo is now also used here. The car is there exclusively as a crew cab with four doors. The air suspension is standard, at least with the First Edition, the all-wheel steering and the large 24-inch rims cost an extra charge.

No more commercial vehicle ambience in the interior

The interior seems to have been completely redesigned and now exudes significantly less commercial vehicle ambience – it could also come from an SUV. The great 17-inch screen for infotainment is now placed on the dashboard (but retains a rotary control for the volume) and forms with the eleven inch digital cockpit an optical unit. Behind it is new software that is Linux-based, called Ultifi, and enables over-the-air updates.
Chevrolet Silverado EV RST

The new interior has a higher quality and no longer looks like a commercial vehicle.

The climate control unit is significantly slimmed down, the same apparently also applies to the center console. Here, by eliminating the gear selector lever, Chevrolet has rearranged the cupholders; they are now inserted across, instead of longitudinally on the right-hand side. New, narrower ventilation nozzles, a small control unit on the right side of the dashboard and a new steering wheel round off the whole thing. You don’t need a key or a button to start the car: Simply get in with the key in your pocket or a registered smartphone, select the gear and drive off.

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