Closer look at the Chevy Silverado EV

July 2, 2024
The new pickup is built to shatter the perception that EVs have to sacrifice power for efficiency. Check out the video to learn more.

General Motors expects to electrify its entire product line at some point, and on the truck side that starts with the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, an impressive electric pickup built to shatter the perception that these light-duty work trucks have to sacrifice power for efficiency.

But is the new electric Silverado suited for your job site and/or off work needs? We recently visited GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan to find out from Steven Marlin, EV consultant manager at GM Envolve, the OEM's fleet business unit.

Check out the video below:

Along with consumer trims, fleets can also choose between two work truck models: the 3WT and 4WT. Here are some noteworthy features and specs of each model:

3WT

  • 12,500-lb. towing capacity
  • 393-mile EPA estimated range
  • 1,700 lb payload in bed
  • 510 hp
  • 615 ft.-lb. torque
  • Charging up to 350 Kw

4WT

  • 10,000-lb. towing capacity
  • 450-mile EPA estimated range
  • 1,450 lb payload in bed
  • 510 hp
  • 615 ft.-lb. torque
  • Charging up to 350 Kw

The two share some similarities, but the 3WT may provide the edge when it comes to productivity, while the 4WT excels in energy efficiency.

Both leverage GM's Ultium platform base, also used by the BrightDrop Zevo cargo van and several electric models such as the 2024 Chevy Equinox SUV, 2024 Cadillac LYRIQ, and coming soon, the GMC Sierra EV.

About the Author

Lucas Roberto

Lucas Roberto is an Associate Editor for Fleet Maintenance magazine. He has written and produced multimedia content over the past few years and is a newcomer to the commercial vehicle industry. He holds a bachelor's in media production and a master's in communication from High Point University in North Carolina.

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