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Chevrolet Silverado EV officially announced

At CES 2022, GM has unveiled their latest all-electric pickup truck with the Chevrolet Silverado EV.

“Chevrolet has constantly revolutionized the Silverado franchise to make it the powerhouse it is today,” said Steve Hill, vice president of Chevrolet. “The Ultium Platform is a critical enabler of next-level pickup truck performance for both fleet and retail customers, whether they are currently driving a Silverado or are considering a pickup for the first time.”

The truck was built from the ground up using GM’s advanced Ultium EV Platform, which is also being used on the upcoming Hummer EV, Cadillac Lyriq and other future GM EVs.

Range on the Silverado EV is up to 640km on a full charge, there’s also support for up to 350kW DC fast charging. You can offboard up to 10.2kW of power on the truck.

The two motors in the truck bring 660 hp and 780 lb-ft of torque. You’ll be able to tow up to 8,000 pounds and a 1,200-pound payload.

Soon after launch, GM will be offering a version of the Silverado EV with up to 20,000 pounds max trailering with the max tow package.

Some of the features of the Silverado EV include four-wheel steering, automatic adaptive air suspension, a multi-flex midgate, multi-flex tailgate with power release.

Inside the cabin, you’ll find a 17-inch LCD infotainment screen along with a 11-inch driver display and a multi-colour heads-up display.

The EV will have GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving, now with compatibility to work when towing a trailer.

The Silverado EV is set to launch in Fall 2023 as a 2024 model year starting at $119,948 CAD for the RST – First Edition.

The standard Silverado EV RST will be coming in Spring 2024, starting at $52,448.

As of this writing, reservations for both versions of the Silverado EV are sold out.

Source: GM


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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