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- Chevy has shown an engineering prototype for the upcoming Silverado EV.
- The new EV pickup is shown testing at GM's Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan.
- Deliveries of the new truck are set to begin in the fall of 2023.
While Chevy's initial photos of the 2024 Silverado EV showed the truck its top-trim form in an eye-catching, shiny shade of blue, we're now getting a more rough-and-tumble look at the upcoming electric pickup. GM released photos of an engineering prototype of the new EV testing at the company's Milford Proving Grounds. CEO Mary Barra said that prototypes will begin testing on public roads around Michigan within the next month.
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The Silverado EV seen here has a black, unpainted body, smaller wheels and tires, and all sorts of unfinished pieces such as the headlights, taillights, and fender surrounds signifying it as a test mule.
The new truck is set to arrive for the 2024 model year, with the first deliveries said to begin in fall 2023. The Silverado EV uses GM's Ultium battery platform and claims an estimated range of up to 400 miles. DC fast-charging capability will also be standard. The Silverado's most direct competitor, the Ford F-150 Lighting, currently offers a maximum EPA-rated range of 320 miles.
Chevy also said the full-size pickup will offer a towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds of towing. The electric Silverado is expected to start around $42,000 for the base WT trim, and around $107,000 for the line topping RST trim. For comparison, the Lightning starts at $41,769 at its base and $92,669 for its highest trim.
While the name may be familiar, the electric pickup offers different styling to set it apart from the current gas-powered truck. The front end features narrower headlights and a new front grille.
Look for more information to come on the 2024 Silverado EV as Chevrolet readies this new truck for production and prepares to hand it over to the first buyers.
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