While the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV were the first two new all-electric pickups to market, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is set to join those two vehicles this spring, while the just-revealed 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will launch in 2023 and the Tesla Cybertruck at some undetermined future date. Regardless, it seems that the long-running competition between Ford and General Motors will continue into the all-electric pickup era soon, which means that it’s worth taking a closer look at how the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and 2024 Chevy Silverado EV stack up.
|2024 Silverado EV RST First Edition||2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum||2024 Silverado EV Work Truck||2022 F-150 Lightning Pro|
|Horsepower (hp)||Up to 664||563||510||426|
|Torque (lb-ft)||More than 780||775||615||775|
|0-60 mph (sec)||Less than 4.5||Less then 4.5||-||-|
|Towing capacity (lbs)||Up to 10,000||Up to 10,000||Up to 20,000||Up to 10,000|
|Payload capacity (lbs)||Up to 1,300||1,800||1,200||2,000|
|Max driving range (miles)||400*||300*||400*||300*|
|Bed length (feet)||5'11||5'6||5'11||5'6|
|Bed length with open Midgate (feet)||More than 9||-||-||-|
|Bed length with open Midgate and Multi-Flex tailgate (feet)||10'10||-||-||-|
|Available offboard power bank (kW)||10.2||9.6||10.2||2.4 or 9.6|
|Price (MSRP + DFC)||$106,695*||$92,569*||$41,595**||$41,669**|
** with smaller battery pack
In terms of output, the Silverado EV has the F-150 Lighting beat, at least in some regards. The commercial-oriented WT trimmed Silverado EV is rated to produce 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque, versus the F-150 Lightning Pro’s output of 426 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. GM says the Silverado RST First Edition cranks out as much as 664 horsepower and 780 pound-feet of torque, which beats out the F-150 Lighting’s 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. Both Ford and GM say the top-tier versions of these trucks will do 0-60 in around 4.5 seconds, however.
Each of these trucks is rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds, though GM says that a future iteration of the Silverado EV WT will tow up to 20,000 pounds when equipped with the Max Towing Package. Payload varies, however, with the Silverado EV WT maxing out at 1,200 pounds, followed by the RST First Edition at 1,300 pounds, the F-150 Lightning Platinum at 1,800 pounds, and the F-150 Lighting Pro at 2,000 pounds.
In terms of range, GM says both Silverado EVs will go as far as 400 miles on a single charge, while the F-150 Lightning is estimated to have 300 miles of range when equipped with the extended range battery. The Silverado EV duo sports a longer bed at 5’11” versus the Lightning’s 5’6″ bed, and the RST First Edition’s midgate extends its length to over 9 feet, while the midgate and optional Multi-Flex Midgate pushes that number to 10’10”.
Both the Silverado EV and F-150 Lightning offer portable power, with the latter providing between 2.4 and 9.6 kW depending on spec, while the former cranks out 10.2 kW. Pricing is perhaps the most interesting aspect of these two all-electric pickup trucks, however. The Silverado EV WT comes in with an MSRP of $41,595 with destination charges included, slightly edging out the F-150 Lightning Pro at $41,669. However, the Silverado EV RST First Edition costs a whopping $106,695 – significantly more than the range-topping F-150 Lightning Platinum at $92,569. As Ford Authority reported earlier today, the cheapest way to get the extended range battery in the F-150 Lightning is with the XLT trim, a combination that costs at least $72,474.