While a lot of the electric vehicles we are seeing today come in the form of cars, for those who prefer a truck for work or for practicality reasons, you might be interested to learn that during GM’s keynote address at CES 2022, the company has unveiled the Chevrolet Silverado EV work truck.
According to the company, the Silverado EV will be offered in two versions – the Work Truck (WT) model and the more expensive luxurious RST model. However, at its core, both models have an estimated 400 mile range when fully charged, and both will also support DC fast charging of up to 350kW, giving it 100 miles with a 10 minute charge.
The main difference would be that the RST model will have up to 664 horsepower with more than 780lb-ft of torque when the Wide Open Watts Mode has been activated. According to GM, this will result in the truck being able to hit 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds. Other features of the Silverado EV also include hands-free highway driving, four-wheel steer, and 24-inch wheels.
It is clear that GM is hoping to compete with Ford on this front as the Silverado EV (WT) will be priced starting at $39,900, which is similar to Ford’s F-150 Lightning which is priced starting at $39,974. The Silverado EV (RST) limited edition first model will go on sale for $105,000 next fall.
According to GM CEO Mary Barra, “It will offer a revolutionary mix of capability, performance, safety, flexibility and design that catapults this electric truck for both fleet and retail customers into a category of its own.”