The Silverado has enjoyed a lot of development and improvement over the last few years, but no previous version of this awesome truck has gone as far as to change perceptions of what trucks are capable of as the all-new Chevrolet Silverado EV. While still delivering all the capability and versatility today’s market demands from a full-size pickup truck, the Silverado EV goes above and beyond with an all-electric powertrain and new technology that will redefine how the people of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Beaumont, and Leduc think of pickup trucks in the future.
There are two versions of the all-new, all-electric Chevrolet Silverado EV that you can register your interest in and reserve right now that will be available at launch. They are two models that will appeal to very different markets to illustrate the incredibly wide appeal of this truck in the future. One of the two models that will arrive at the launch will be an affordable WT version aimed primarily at fleet customers but is sure to appeal to any number of enthusiastic first-adopters. The other model will be a true flagship model in the shape of the RST First Edition that really will show just what this incredible vehicle built on GM’s all-new advanced Ultium EV Platform is capable of with all the driver assistance, connectivity, and luxury features you could wish for.
If you think that the Silverado EV is going to be something of a novelty version of the gas and diesel-powered Silverado models we know already that real truck users will ignore, then you really couldn’t be more wrong if you tried. Even the entry-level Silverado EV WT will feature a fully-electric powertrain capable of producing an impressive 510 horsepower and a pretty serious 615 lb.-ft. of torque, but the RST First Edition will go above and beyond with 664 horsepower and more than 780 lb.-ft. of torque.
Forget about any sort of range anxiety too as GM estimates that both versions of the Silverado EV that will be offered initially will be able to offer up to 400 miles of driving range on a full charge of the battery, while the truck’s cutting-edge DC fast charging capability of up to 350 kW will allow you to add around 100 miles of driving range to the battery just 10 minutes, based on GM’s current estimates.
While the Silverado EV will differ from regular pickup trucks in many ways, towing and hauling capability will still be what many potential buyers will still consider a priority. With the WT version of the Silverado EV delivering a maximum towing capability of 8,000 pounds and a 1,200-pound payload rating, and RST versions having a 10,000-pound maximum trailering capacity and a 1,300-pound payload, neither version is lacking in this all-important area. And if that’s still not enough for you, Chevrolet is also planning to produce a fleet model that will be able to tow up to 20,000 pounds when equipped with the available max tow package.
And if the straight-line performance of a truck without an internal combustion engine is a concern for you, how many of today’s trucks can come close to a 0 to 60 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds that Chevy says the Silverado EV RST will be able to deliver?
It’s often said that a new model of a vehicle is going to set new standards or redefine the segment, but that kind of statement has never been more accurate than when used to describe the incredible new Chevrolet Silverado EV. Demand for these trucks is going to be high, to say the least, but you can reserve yours now by getting in touch with us here at Don Wheaton CBG, 10727 82nd Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, or by giving us a call at (780) 493-0071.