More than 700 kilometers of autonomy for the Chevrolet Silverado EV WT

More than 700 kilometers of autonomy for the Chevrolet Silverado EV WT

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV WT | Image: Chevy
  • The working version of the Chevrolet Silverado EV will be able to drive an estimated distance of 724 km.

  • Chevrolet is leading the charge in this race of electric pickups.

  • Another version of the WT will be able to drive an estimated distance of 563 km.

The automotive industry is gearing up for the full-size electric pickup truck segment. Already, the Electric Ford F-150 and Rivian R1T are on our roads – mainly in the United States on the other hand – while others are nearing the launch. Let’s not forget the GMC Hummer EV, although the latter is aimed at more affordable customers.

Manufacturers must also think about professional customers, those who need their truck to work. To achieve this, Chevrolet updated its Silverado EV range to the WT version. Indeed, the range that was previously estimated at 400 miles (644 km) has increased to 450 miles (724 km), which constitutes a significant increase, even if it is clear that this distance will melt like snow in the sun. pull a heavy load.

“We think this is a winning proposition […] We originally announced that the goal would be 400 miles, but the team has done a great job of getting that number to 450 miles,” said Rory Harvey, the new CEO of General Motors North America.

The next arrival of this trade-only version of the WT will be followed by a version with a reduced range of 350 miles (563 km) later this year.

We should also mention that at the time of writing these lines, this range easily exceeds the 320 miles (515 km) possible on the long-range version of the F-150 Electric. For its part, the Rivian R1T has a range of 328 miles (528 km), which is quite a bit compared to this new announcement from the vaunted manufacturer.

Chevrolet Silverado EV | Image: Chevy

Of course it will be important to keep an eye on Tesla, which is preparing behind the scenes its best-known vehicle as the Cybertruck. The American manufacturer had already indicated that the intended autonomy could reach 500 miles or 804 kilometers before stopping for recharging.

Chevrolet has also thought of this customer who is used to the features of a full-size image every day. “Regular” versions of this car are expected in early 2024.

Chevrolet Silverado EV | Image: Chevy