Electric pickups are getting a lot of attention, with all three Detroit automakers planning to launch their own electric trucks by the end of 2024. Chevrolet plans to put its first Silverado EV into practical use by this spring, and General Motors’ new North American CEO recently confirmed The new truck will have a range of up to 450 miles, 50 miles longer than originally announced.
Rory Harvey told reporters that the base Silverado EV WT (Work Truck) will have even more range when it debuts this spring. Despite the price increase, the WT starts at almost $80,000 including destination charges, which can make it a tough sell for many entry-level truck buyers.
Chevrolet plans to launch a lower-priced model with a range of 350 miles and a price tag of about $75,000, and plans to offer even lower-priced models in the future, the company said. With Ford repeatedly raising the price of the F-150 Lightning Pro it’s based on, and now even the cheapest model is closer to $60,000 than the originally advertised $40,000 price, it would be great if the company could deliver on that. would have done Ford also has a lower maximum range of 320 miles for him, so the Silverado’s higher price seems a little more reasonable.
The Silverado EV Work Truck is expensive, but it’s far from the most expensive model in the lineup. The RST First Edition model will launch later this year with a six-figure price tag and 400 miles of range. The WT is a basic work vehicle, while the RST is a luxury, high-tech lifestyle truck, so it’s no surprise the price is higher.
Chevrolet markets the WT as a fleet vehicle, so potential buyers may have volume discounts and other incentives. Harvey said the company feels the truck offers a high level of choice and options, giving it a competitive advantage.