Silverado EV begins production and features improved range estimation

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3/4 photo of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST parked in front of a shed
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Production of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV has finally begun – and this highly anticipated truck will roll off the assembly line with an impressive increase in estimated driving range.

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When the Silverado EV was first unveiled, General Motors expected it to max out at around 400 miles per charge. But now the inaugural First Edition RST trim is advertising a GM-estimated range of 440 miles. And the upcoming 4WT model will be able to travel even further on a single battery charge: up to 700 kilometers. Using 350 kW DC fast charging, both models can add up to a range of up to 160 kilometers in about 10 minutes.

A driver's view of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST cockpit, showing the driver information and infotainment screens
Photo: Chevrolet

First up: First Edition RST

The Silverado EV First Edition RST serves as a showcase for GM’s most notable electric vehicle developments to date, starting with the powerful capabilities of the Ultium platform. Using the Wide Open Watts driving mode, the First Edition RST accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds, while delivering a maximum power of no less than 754 hp and 785 Nm of torque.

Other performance highlights include a dual-motor e4WD drivetrain, four-wheel steering for a tighter turning circle and a fully independent automatic adaptive air suspension that can raise or lower the truck’s ride height by 2 inches. The First Edition RST also comes with up to 10.2 kW of external power that can be used to power tools, appliances and even home functions or another vehicle.

The First Edition RST is equipped with a range of advanced features: a Multi-Flex Midgate that extends the length of the bed into the cabin, a 17-inch freeform touchscreen with 3D animation and the Super Cruise hands-free driving system. A fixed glass roof is standard and 24-inch wheels are available as an option.

Stay tuned to The News Wheel for more information on the Silverado EV and Chevy’s growing lineup of electric vehicles.