2024 Chevy Silverado EV Nabs Over 110,000 Reservations

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At the beginning of January, Chevrolet unveiled the Silverado EV pickup truck. It hasn’t even been a month, but the automaker has already received over 110,000 reservations for the Silverado EV. These reservations include orders from 240 fleet operators. General Motors confirmed the news as part of its fourth-quarter earnings report.

Chevrolet wasn’t the first automaker to market with an electric pickup truck, that award goes to Rivian R1T. Ford also beat Chevy to the electric pickup scene with the F-150 Lightning. The Silverado EV’s large number of reservations almost matches what Ford received for the F-150 Lightning. Chevrolet’s rival received roughly 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning before it closed the order books.

The Silverado EV will utilize General Motors’ Ultium battery and drivetrain components to have some seriously impressive figures. In the pricey RST First Edition trim that starts at $105,000, the Silverado EV will have a range of up to 400 miles because of its 200-kWh battery pack, as well as 664 horsepower and 780 pound-feet of torque from its dual-motor configuration. The trim will be able to tow up to 10,000 pounds and haul up to 1,300 pounds. In this setup, the pickup will be able to get to 60 mph from a standstill in less than 4.5 seconds.

When the Silverado EV goes on sale, it will be available in Work Truck, off-roading-oriented Trail Boss, and Rally Sport Truck trims. The Work Truck is the most affordable pickup in the lineup and is aimed at fleet customers. It will come with a two-motor set up, up to 510 horsepower, an 11-inch touchscreen, a seven-inch driver’s display, and tow up to 8,000 pounds. The trim will start at $39,900 before destination.

With so many reservations over a short period, it’s going to be interesting to see how Chevrolet handles production for the pickup. In anticipation of the truck’s popularity, Chevrolet recently announced that it would be converting another plant to build the vehicle. “We are converting a plant in Orion Township, Michigan, to EV truck production to help provide us with a total of 600,000 units of EV truck capacity in North America by the end of 2025,” said Chevrolet.

Deliveries of the Silverado EV are started to begin in the spring of 2023. That means the F-150 Lightning will be available for an entire year before the Silverado EV arrives. For Chevrolet fans, the wait will probably be an excruciating one.

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Pictured: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado EV

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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