Although it shares its electric powertrain with the brash GMC Hummer EV, the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV should resemble a more classic take on an electric pickup truck. A large battery pack is said to provide up to 400 miles of range per charge. Like the Hummer models, the Silverado EV should be available with up to three electric motors depending on trim; all-wheel drive will likely be standard. Chevrolet hasn’t released full specs and information about the pickup, but has said it will build it in Michigan at the same plant that will build the Hummers. When it goes on sale, the Silverado EV will face stiff competition from the Ford F-150 Electric as well as upstart offerings such as the Rivian R1T and the Tesla Cybertruck.
What’s New for 2023?
The Silverado EV will be new to the Chevrolet lineup and is expected to debut as a 2023 model and go on sale in early 2024.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Chevrolet hasn’t released pricing or trim levels for the Silverado EV yet, but it has said that it will offer a stripped-down version for fleet buyers, which should carry a low starting price. The gasoline-powered Silverado follows a similar formula with its low-cost Work Truck and mid-range LT trims. We also expect higher-priced luxury consumer models such as the LTZ and High Country which will offer more creature comforts and possibly trick features borrowed from the Hummer EV, but will obviously command a higher asking price.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Given that the Silverado EV will share a platform and assembly line with the Hummer EV, it’s highly likely that the two will also share a powertrain. That would mean one, two, or three electric motors depending on trim, with combined horsepower ratings as high as 1000 horsepower. All-wheel drive should be standard, but Chevrolet hasn’t released full specs yet. We do know that the Silverado EV will be offered with a four-wheel steering system (previewed in the video below) and a set of cool 24-inch wheels.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
The Silverado EV will utilize General Motor’s novel Ultium battery technology which can be scaled up to create a battery pack as large as 200-kWh. Chevrolet claims this will give the Silverado EV a driving range of up to 400 miles per charge. Obviously real-world range will vary, especially when towing, a task that many pickup truck buyers will expect the Silverado EV to complete with relative ease.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with more details about:
- Towing and Payload Capacity
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
- Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage