EV Truck Wars: GM Says $40,000 Silverado Will Have 450-Mile Range
The text discusses how the company's new truck model has a competitive advantage in the market.
The electric version of 2024 Chevrolet Silverado will have a range of 450 miles on a single battery charge. This is a considerable advantage over its competitors. Next year, as more automakers introduce EV trucks to the market, it will be a major battleground in the truck segment.
Rory Harvey, General Motors’ newly appointed president of North America said on Thursday that the range of vehicles, especially in relation to the work trucks, which are primarily fleet vehicles, gives them a competitive edge in terms of fleet customers.
Detroit Free Press
Harvey stated that the first version of EV Silverado has an estimated range of 450 on a fully charged battery. He added that "other variants of the truck" will be available in the future, with "an alternative in terms different configurations of mileage."
Chevrolet's website stated that the MSRP for the new Silverado Electric starts at $39.900. The site also stated that future truck variants will cost between $50,000 to $80,000.
Harvey noted that GM engineers had the "tenacity" and worked through all of the different solutions to break the 400-mile barrier. He added:
"We look for refinements, aero, and the way that the vehicle has been calibrated. We look at how the vehicle has been set up. It is a complex process. The team refined it."
The new Silverado EV is expected to surpass the Ford Lightning (320 miles range), Rivian R1T (341 miles) and GMC Hummer pickups (329 miles). Tesla, however, claims that its new Cybertruck with delivery scheduled for later this year or in early next, will have a range up to 500 miles.