Chevrolet Silverado Electric Pickup Truck: Everything We Know
Chevrolet’s forthcoming 2024 Silverado electric truck sees the return of a feature the bow-tie brand’s half-ton pickup welcomed to its options list nearly 20 years ago: four-wheel steering. The system launched for 2002 was dubbed Quadrasteer. This time around, however, the American brand seems content to skip any catchy marketing names.
The addition of four-wheel steering to the Silverado EV is of little surprise, given the truck’s platform mate, the GMC Hummer EV, offers the feature. Chevy’s teaser video for the system, however, does pack a few revelations about its new electric pickup, though.
For one, we get a good look at the truck’s available 24-inch wheels. Yes, you read that right, the Silverado EV will ride on (surely optional) two-foot-tall wheels. The units sport an aerodynamic look that reminds us loosely—at least in this blurry motion shot—of the ones Bugatti fit to its one-off La Voiture Noire.
More important, though, we get a good look at this electric truck’s lower bodysides and rear bumper fitment, and what we see leads us to believe that Chevrolet’s Silverado EV will approach the electric truck design formula in a far different way than Ford’s F-150 Lightning. Whereas the Blue Oval’s electric truck features bodywork that largely mirrors that of its internal combustion engine counterpart, the Silverado EV appears to rely on bespoke body panels, as evidenced by its square-ish wheel openings and rear bumper cover that looks to merge directly with the rear fender panels. The current Silverado 1500, meanwhile, features more circular wheel openings and an exposed rear bumper.
That said, we anticipate both 2024 Silverado EV and ICE models will share a number of styling cues, including familial fascia graphics and head- and taillight designs. Beneath the skin, though, we expect the Silverado EV to share far more with its GMC Hummer brethren than its Silverado ICE stablemate.
Look for both single motor rear-wheel-drive and dual-motor all-wheel-drive options (we wager General Motors will reserve the tri-motor setup for the Hummer for the time being), as well as at least two different battery pack options, with the biggest pack offering the Silverado EV around 350 miles of range on a full charge. A lower-cost, barer bones Silverado EV will surely enter the fray, too, in order to better take on the Ford F-150 Ligtning Pro, though it may arrive a few months after higher-end Silverado EVs hit the market.
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