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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning vs. 2024 Chevy Silverado EV: Comparison

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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.

 

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning vs. 2024 Chevy Silverado EV Comparison
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 larger battery pack
** 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.

We’ll have more on the F-150 Lightning soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 newsF-150 Lightning news, and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. COBRA THERAPY!!!

    I will not being buying any car or truck that is electric!!

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    1. jeremy

      wow, such a big strong boy lol

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      1. Stephen Ketterer

        🖕

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    2. Montana Man

      Okay!

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  2. Ford Owner

    Ford will begin final production and first sales soon, while GM has just the presentation. So Ford has a big head start and will sell hundreds of thousands of trucks before GM sells the first one. Ford won the first battle and will be the world leader in both electric and gasoline trucks.

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    1. Jim

      Doesn’t take away from the fact that it is an inferior product in literally every way

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      1. Stephen Ketterer

        Pickups carry things. The Ford carries more. Your statement is wrong.

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      2. Montana Man

        Okay!

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      3. DAVID

        Have you seen one driving down the road NO. Can you walk up to it and touch it NO. But it is on a piece of paper that you can wipe your, Nose with and throw it in the trash. I have some land I can sell you.

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  3. Explorer ST

    Everyone is forgetting to mention the F-150 had 1000 lbs of cargo when announcing the range. Many youtubers and other outlets had seen much higher range when testing since their test vehicles didn’t have 1000 lbs of payload

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    1. commbubba19

      yeah i wonder why they marketed it that way. most people aren’t going to realize the range quoted is lower because they based it on carrying 1klbs. just quote the unladen number.

      imo silverado looks better. f150 just looks meh

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  4. Hans

    I think the Ford is the better looking of the pair, the GM looks so bloated and overweight.

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  5. Bil

    I would think 300 to 400 HP would be all that anyone would need in an F150 size pick-up. Torque to me would be more important than HP. Hopefully the lower the HP requirement the better the range.

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  6. Richard Healey

    Sounds good to me. I want a light weight pick up I can carry a wheel chair in.

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