The Chevrolet Silverado EV will land next spring, and it has already received around 140,000 pre-orders, which indicates high demand.
In general, it is not surprising, because the Silverado is a popular model in America, and there is an increasing demand for electric pickup trucks now. Another thing is interesting: will the Chevrolet Silverado EV be able to overtake, or at least catch up with the Ford F-150 Lightning?
The latter collected 200K reservations and would have gathered more, if the company had not stopped taking new orders for it in December 2021. Full production of the F-150 Lightning began 2 days ago, by the way. We’ll soon see the first trucks on the roads.
The electric Silverado now has 140,000 reservations in the bag, according to GM’s report. The limited-run 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition was sold out within 12 minutes after the reservations opened, despite its high price (up to $105,000). How many vehicles are part of that launch edition – tens, hundreds, or even thousands – is an unclear thing, the manufacturer has not specified the quantity.
The fully-loaded RST First Edition will arrive in the fall of 2023, while the Chevrolet Silverado EV WT (work truck) model will be available in the spring same year. It costs from $39,900, features 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque, can tow more than 20,000 pounds when equipped with the Max Tow Package, and covers up to 400 miles on a single charge.
The RST models are more potent, certainly: they produce 664 hp and over 780 lb-ft. The regular Silverado EV RST will hardly come before the summer of 2024.
The automaker has high hopes for the all-electric Silverado and its future contribution to sales of the model. Surprisingly or not, General Motors outsold the Silverado’s main rival – Ford F-Series – in the 1st quarter of 2022. True, this was achieved through combined sales of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.