General Motors’ first electric truck, the GMC Hummer, is already in the wild, with the next models not far behind. The Chevrolet Silverado EV will be out next year, and the automaker isn’t wasting any time promoting it.
Today, Chevy released a video showing the truck’s virtues. While we don’t see anything new, the video provides a good opportunity to see some of the Silverado EV’s features in motion. The truck’s chassis is formed with an integrated battery pack, making it neither unibody nor body-on-frame, and its body is formed for maximum aerodynamics and range.
Chevy shows off the truck’s onboard power capabilities, with ten outlets and 10.2 kW of power in the bed. We also get to see various accessories for the trucks, including a bed cap system with customizable storage. The Silverado EV can carry up to 1,300 pounds of payload, and the Multi-Flex midgate opens to allow longer items to ride under the passenger compartment. Since there’s no engine under the hood, the Silverado EV offers a lockable front trunk (frunk). Chevy calls it the eTrunk, and it waterproof storage at the front of the truck.
Reservations for the Silverado EV are open now. The truck sports a 400-mile range, and starts at around $40,000. It’s expected out in 2023 for the 2024 model year.