We hope you aren’t sleeping on how relevant Electric Vehicles are becoming as this year we will see an onslaught of new EVs in all forms, such as the all-new 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup truck.
The new 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV shouldn’t be thought of as a current Silverado being converted into an electric truck but rather a completely new architecture that’s based on the new GMC Hummer EV platform.
What we have here is something fresh, something bold, an electric pickup truck that takes on altered proportions from the current gas-burning Silverado. There are many creative design elements starting with a lower hood for better visibility and aerodynamics, a forward-shifted cab area, no front grille because EV’s don’t need it, and a Midgate form much like that was on the old Avalanche makes a return. The new Silverado EV is totally different, and the use of its EV platform allows for better versatility, storage, and remarkable performance all in a package that carries nothing over from its gas-powered sibling.
The new 2024 Silverado has duel electric motors and four-wheel drive for all first-year models, even the base WT fleet trims. The Silverado EV’s motors will be good for as much as 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque in the First Edition RST models when they are put in Chevy’s Wide-Open Watts (WOW) mode, which is like the Hummer’s Watts to Freedom mode. In such a mode, the Silverado EV will be able to hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. In the AWD work truck trim or commercial-fleet, the Silverado EV will have 510-horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque.
By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: New Car Preview: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/76170/new-car-preview-2024-chevrolet-silverado-ev
Published Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2022 18:23:25 +0000