Chevrolet has officially commenced production of the 2024 Silverado EV First Edition RST, a revolutionary reimagining of the brand’s best-selling nameplate. This new electric truck offers increased driving range and payload capacity, packed with the power and capability that Chevy Trucks are known for.

Key Highlights of the 2024 Silverado EV

  • Driving Range:
    • 4WT: EPA-estimated 450-mile range on a full charge.
    • RST: GM-estimated 440-mile range on a full charge.
  • Performance:
    • Power: Up to 754 horsepower and over 785 lb-ft of torque in the First Edition RST.
    • Acceleration: GM-estimated 0-60 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds.
    • Charging: Standard DC fast charging (up to 350kW) on both WT and RST.
    • Offboard Power: Up to 10.2kW with optional equipment.
    • Towing and Payload: Up to 10,000 pounds of maximum trailering and up to 1,500 pounds of payload on the RST.

Advanced Features

  • All-Wheel Drive (Carrera 4): Electronically controlled and hydraulically regulated power distribution, originally developed for the 959 ultra-high-performance sports car.
  • Automatic Transmission: Available from 1990, crucial for the US market.
  • Suspension System: Modern MacPherson struts and coil springs replacing older torsion bar springs for a more precise driving experience.

Design and Comfort

  • Aerodynamic Design: The 964 achieved a cd value of just 0.32, making it the most aerodynamic 911 to date.
  • Comfort Features: Power steering, ABS, enhanced heater, central locking, and electrically adjustable front seats.
  • Rear Spoiler: Seamlessly fits into the silhouette, extends at speeds over 80 km/h for added downforce and cooling.

Production and Availability

  • Manufacturing: Assembled at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center in Michigan, a facility dedicated to EV production with a $2.2 billion investment.
  • Models and Pricing:
    • 4WT: 450-mile range.
    • 3WT: 393-mile range.
    • RST First Edition: 440-mile range, MSRP of $94,500 + destination freight charge (DFC).

Statement from Chevrolet Leadership

“Chevrolet has been building trucks for nearly 100 years and understands what customers want and need in a pickup,” said Scott Bell, vice president of Chevrolet. “Chevy’s truck leadership combined with our expertise in vehicle electrification has given us an advantage to deliver a revolutionary product. The Silverado EV RST has all the performance and capability of a traditional truck, plus all the benefits of electrification. It is an impressive and important addition to the Chevy truck franchise.”

The 2024 Silverado EV WT is set to redefine fleet capabilities with its impressive range, robust performance, and advanced electric powertrain. As Chevrolet continues to lead the charge in vehicle electrification, the Silverado EV WT stands out as a versatile and powerful option for commercial customers seeking sustainable and efficient transportation solutions.

Source: Chevrolet
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