Chevrolet has announced the start of production for the 2024 Silverado EV WT, the workhorse variant of its all-electric pickup truck lineup. Designed to meet the rigorous demands of fleet customers, the WT model combines the robust capabilities of a traditional Chevy truck with the innovative benefits of electric power.

Key Highlights of the 2024 Silverado EV WT

  • Driving Range:
    • 4WT: EPA-estimated 450-mile range on a full charge.
    • 3WT: GM-estimated 393-mile range on a full charge.
  • Performance:
    • Power: 510 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque.
    • Towing and Payload: Up to 10,000 pounds of maximum trailering and up to 1,500 pounds of payload.
    • Charging: Standard DC fast charging (up to 350kW) enabling approximately 100 miles of range to be added in just 10 minutes.

Built for Capability
The Silverado EV WT is developed on GM’s advanced Ultium Platform, designed from the ground up as a fully electric truck. This robust platform ensures that the WT model retains the strength, durability, and performance that Chevy trucks are renowned for, while also providing a more comfortable and confident ride.

  • Suspension System: Independent front and rear suspensions with modern MacPherson struts and coil springs replace the torsion bar springs of previous models. This setup enhances handling and provides a smoother driving experience.
  • Power Distribution: The e4WD system uses front- and rear-drive motors to efficiently transfer power to the available 24-inch wheels, ensuring optimal performance in various driving conditions.
  • Towing and Hauling: The WT model comes equipped with Tow/Haul mode, trailer hitch provisions, an integrated trailer brake controller, and Hitch Guidance, along with Chevy’s Advanced Trailering System.

Designed for Fleet Efficiency
The Silverado EV WT is tailored to meet the needs of fleet customers with sustainable transportation goals. It includes a suite of features to enhance efficiency and utility:

  • Offboard Power: Offers up to 10.2kW with optional equipment, ideal for powering tools and equipment on job sites.
  • eTrunk: A lockable, weatherproof compartment in the front of the vehicle, providing versatile storage options.

Statement from Chevrolet Leadership
“Our design and engineering teams started from the ground up to create a pickup with impressive performance and capability,” said Kathy Gillespie, Silverado EV chief engineer. “The Silverado EV WT is a long-range, fast-charging electric truck that does all the ‘truck things’ customers want and more. It can tow, haul, and carry passengers comfortably. It also happens to be the most powerful Silverado we’ve ever built.”

Technology and Connectivity
The Silverado EV WT is equipped with the latest technology to support fleet operations:

  • Charging Infrastructure: WT customers can leverage GM Energy and GM Envolve’s solutions, including EV charging infrastructure planning, site operations, energy management, and telematics.
  • Public Chargers: Access to over 174,000 public chargers throughout the U.S. and Canada via the MyChevrolet mobile vehicle app.

Production and Availability
The Silverado EV WT is assembled at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center in Michigan. This facility has been repurposed and retooled with a $2.2 billion investment dedicated to EV production, ensuring the highest quality and efficiency.

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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