With good reason, the Chevy Silverado has been one of the bestselling vehicles in the United States for decades. It's sturdy, reliable, and can comfortably fit five adults into its spacious interior. However, it has always been powered by an internal combustion engine rather than an electric motor until now. The new Chevrolet Silverado EV has proven to be a significant hit among consumers looking to buy something environmentally friendly. Here's what you need to know about it.
First-Ever All-Electric Chevrolet Silverado
The new Chevy Silverado EV is the first-ever all-electric Chevrolet truck. It's a big deal because it's a sign that electric vehicles are becoming more mainstream. Get rid of combustion engine emissions from the car, and you've got an eco-friendly vehicle with zero emissions and a quiet ride.
Battery & Charging:
With the power of Ultium battery technology, the Chevy Silverado EV has enough energy storage capacity for at least 400 miles of driving on a single charge. And there's no need to worry about finding your charging station, either. The Chevy Silverado EV comes equipped with 350kW standard DC Fast Charging capability, so you can plug in when needed and have a full charge in just a few hours.
Power and Performance
The new Chevy Silverado EV is a powerful and efficient truck perfect for any job. Both Work Truck (WT) and the Rally Sport Truck (RST) models provide robust acceleration performance, and, in the top-spec RST, Chevrolet claims at least 664 horsepower, while the base WT trim offers 510 horsepower. This electric vehicle is powerful enough to tow up to 10,000 pounds for the RST model and 8000 pounds for the WT.
The driving range between charges will depend on whether you drive in city or highway settings. If you're constantly making short trips around town with plenty of time for charging, you can get an excellent range from a single charge.
Driver-assistance and special tech features
The new Chevy Silverado EV comes packed with driver-assistance technology and unique features. With this truck, you'll enjoy the latest safety tech, including lane departure warning, a rearview camera, forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control, Automatic Emergency Braking, and many more innovative features.
Super Cruise or true hands-free driver-assistance technology:
One of the most exciting things about the Chevy Silverado EV is that it includes true hands-free driver-assistance technology, built to compete with Tesla Autopilot. You can drive hands-free in the U.S. and Canada on "more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads."
Design and Interior
The new Chevy Silverado EV has a sleek and modern design that will turn heads. The interior is just as impressive with its comfortable seats and high-tech features. RST and WT trims feature customizable storage space in the front row and a modular roomy center console.
The truck comes in Silverado crew cab body styles, and its back seat can accommodate adults up to six feet tall. Standard on the upscale RST trim is a fixed-glass panoramic roof that offers more headroom. As a standard feature, all models will come with an 11.0-inch infotainment touchscreen and an 8-inch digital gauge display.
The new Chevy Silverado EV is an excellent truck for those looking for an all-electric and powerful vehicle option.