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2024 Chevy Silverado EV Debuts As Future Ford F-150 Lightning Rival

Back in April, General Motors confirmed that it was developing an all-electric version of the Chevy Silverado pickup, which will compete directly with the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, as well as a GMC Sierra EV. The automaker later revealed that the Silverado would offer a four-wheel steering system, much like the GMC Hummer EV and Tesla Cybertruck. Now, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV has officially been revealed.

The Crew Cab-only 2024 Chevy Silverado EV rides on GM’s all-new BT1 platform that also underpins the Hummer and will be available in two trims – RST First Edition and a commercial-oriented WT model, similar to the F-150 Lightning Pro. GM says the WT will offer fleet customers 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque, as well as 8,000 pounds of max towing capacity and 1,200 pounds of max payload. Later on, a fleet model with up to 20,000 pounds of max towing capacity will be offered as well, when equipped with the Max Towing Package.

Meanwhile, the RST First Edition will be available with up to 664 horsepower and 780 pound-feet of torque that will enable it to do 0-60 in an estimated 4.5 seconds when “Wide Open Watts Mode” is activated. The Silverado EV RST First Edition also features up to 10,000 pounds of maximum trailering and 1,300 pounds of payload, while both trims will offer an estimated 400 miles of range on a full charge.

Both the WT and RST First Edition can be charged at speeds up to 350kW, which can add around 100 miles of range in 10 minutes. Much like Ford’s Pro Power Onboard feature, both trucks can offer up to 10.2kW of portable power via up to 10 outlets, and can also charge other EVs, like the F-150 Lightning. The Silverado EV features a 5-foot, 11-inch bed with an available Multi-Flex Midgate. Inside the cabin, owners are greeted by a 17-inch touchscreen, an 11-inch digital gauge cluster, and a head-up display.

The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV WT is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2023 with an MSRP of $39,900, while the fully-loaded RST First Edition will follow in the fall of 2023 with a price tag of $105,000, minus destination charges. Both models will be built at GM’s Factory Zero alongside the Hummer EV. Later on down the road, more trims including RST and Trail Boss will be offered, with prices ranging from $50k-$80k.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Larry

    Looks like the avalanche that didn’t sell so they quit making it a few years ago.

  2. MalibuRam

    This Silverado will sell like hot cakes . Hurry up and take my money GM

  3. Chad

    The F-150 Lighting looks and has the capabilities of a F-150. This however looks like their failed Avalanche and not to mention how bad the electrical is on Chevys. On basically every Chevy including the new ones they all have their running lights out to the point when I’m bored on long road trips I count how many Chevy running lights are out (record is so far 387). Not to mention their little Bolt EV has became the Kia and Hyundai of the EV world. I don’t trust them. Don’t need my house burning down.

    1. Tom

      My wife’s 2004 tahoe had the same problem . The shop she went to for work was replacing both DRL bulbs every 3 months with the oil change . The bulbs may last 2 months. My 2002 F150 had aftermarket LED taillights so when the DRL light on the tahoe went out i replaced with the 3157 bulbs that were out of my 2002 F150 in 2010. When we traded the tahoe for a Ford Flex in 2020 the DRL’S were still working . Could be that is the fix use a taillight bulb out of a FORD !!


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