by Seth Weintraub
GM CEO Mary Barra took the wraps off the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV today at CES, and Chevy truck fans are likely to love what they see. The rest of us? We’re pretty split here on our takes of the 2024 Chevy Silverado…
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV specs • Expected GM-estimated 400-mile range on a full charge offered on Work Truck (WT) and RST • Up to 664 horsepower with more than 780 lb-ft of torque in available max power Wide Open Watts Mode on RST, enabling a GM-estimated 0-60 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV specs (cont'd) •Standard DC fast charging (up to 350kW) on WT and RST • Up to 10.2kW of offboard power on WT and RST with optional equipment
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV specs (cont'd) •Up to 10,000 pounds of maximum trailering with up to 1,300 pounds of payload on RST. WT will offer 8,000 pounds of towing and 1,200 pounds of payload. After initial launch, Chevrolet will introduce a fleet model with up to 20,000 pounds max trailering with the max tow package
These were the specs we were expecting since it lies on a largely similar powertrain as the HummerEV.
Chevy doesn’t quite have the 1000 horsepower motors, but the Ultium batteries seem to be similar with a likely 4x50kWh configuration.
GM says the 24-module Ultium battery pack serves as a part of the fundamental structure, enabling the vehicle’s impressive range.
The DC fast charging situation is great, but remember that at double the battery size of a traditional vehicle, even charging this thing fast will take some time and a lot of energy compared to an electric car.