The Chevrolet team just celebrated another milestone – the first Silverado EV engineering vehicle is built and ready to be put to the test at General Motors Milford Proving Ground.
GM’s Chair and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra’s recently tweeted the news, putting wheels to pavement for Chevy’s first EV truck is surreal as we advance on the company’s all-electric future.
Spotted – a @Chevrolet Silverado #EV being put through its paces at the @GM Milford Proving Ground. Looking forward to seeing your photos of these trucks in the wild when they start testing on Detroit streets next month! pic.twitter.com/AUJRcmmXoY— Mary Barra (@mtbarra) June 30, 2022
GM Research also conducted survey of Silverado EV reservation holders. According to the automaker, many (95%) plan for their new Silverado EV to be their daily driver. Respondents indicated that a top reason they decided to reserve a Silverado EV is because they wanted an all-electric vehicle that also meets their truck needs such as towing/trailering (87%) and off-roading (72%).
General Motors noted these needs for a daily driver that meets their towing/trailering needs is why the automaker's engineering teams are dedicated to testing this truck to the limit with the goal of delivering an incredibly capable truck with zero tailpipe emissions.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado will offer up to a 400 mile range with up to 10,000 pounds trailering capacity on the Work Truck and RST models, and up to 1,300 pounds of payload on the RST. Developed as a fully-electric truck from GM's Ultium EV platform, the truck features up to 664 horsepower with more than 780 lb.-ft. of torque in available max power Wide Open Watts Mode on RST, enabling a GM-estimated 0-60 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds.
General Motors noted that it will continue to test these trucks in a variety of environments around Michigan and beyond.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online