The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will launch this spring with the highest range estimate in its class and one of the highest of any electric vehicle on the market.
Chevy on Friday said the full-size Silverado EV in Work Truck guise received an EPA range estimate of 450 miles, or 50 more than what the automaker announced at the electric truck’s reveal during 2022 CES.
The figure is substantially higher than the rival F-150 Lightning’s maximum range estimate of 320 miles, and even outmatches the Rivian R1T whose range estimate taps out at 328 miles.
Chevy said the better than anticipated result was made possible by extensive development and testing over the past several months.
Only the Silverado EV WT will launch this spring. The lifestyle-oriented Silverado EV RST will launch this fall in special First Edition guise. Chevy has previously said around 95% of reservations are for the RST.
The 450-mile range estimate is with a 200-kwh battery capable of charging at up to 350 kw, enabling 100 miles of range to be added with just 10 minutes of charging when using a DC fast charger.
Soon after launch, the Silverado EV WT will be offered with a smaller battery that Chevy predicts will have an EPA range estimate of 350 miles.
Chevy said at the Silverado EV’s reveal that pricing would start at $39,900, plus destination. That base sticker is likely for the Silverado EV WT with the smaller battery.
The RST version will be priced in the six figures. It will offer 664 hp and 780 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. It will also tow up to 10,000 pounds and carry 1,300 pounds of payload. Chevy hasn’t announced performance figures for the WT.