Chevrolet has just announced that it’s working on the fully electric version of its popular Silverado full-size pickup truck. The new model should be called 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 EV, and we predict that it will go on sale no later than 2022. The manufacturer claims that the new electric variant will be able to travel around 400-mile range on a single charge.
Like the recently showed GMC Hummer EV truck and SUV, the forthcoming Silverado EV will use the same state-of-the-art Ultium platform. Officially, the Silverado EV will be built alongside the Hummers at Factory X in Detroit, Michigan. Interestingly, some of the renderings are available, and the new Silverado EV looks far better than the regular one.
2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 EV Design
The exterior of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 EV looks much more robust than the traditional truck. From what we hear, the forthcoming truck will ride on the General Motors’ latest all-electric Ultium Platform. If you didn’t know, the same platform is also utilized in the Hummer EV. We’ve received some renderings, and the front fascia of the Silverado EV looks completely new. We immediately noticed a closed massive grille, appealing headlights, and a sharper side profile.
Overall, the Chevrolet Silverado EV will surely be more opulent than the GMC Hummer. However, beside the exterior styling, we’re also expecting this truck to offer a plethora of off-road capabilities.
The interior of the new 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 EV shouldn’t stray far from the regular model. As far as we can see from the teaser photos, the new model will come with a large central touchscreen compared to the traditional 8-inch version.
Beyond that, the manufacturer will introduce more quality materials and some additional design elements to help the EV model stand out from the gas-powered truck. We also noticed a massive moonroof as well as some small visual changes compared to the regular model.
2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 EV Specs
As we said, the forthcoming 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 EV will use a new Ultium 200 kilowatt-hours battery in the largest spec, and a modular platform underneath. So, the new truck will shed its traditional V6 and V8 gas engines for a fully electric powertrain that will offer around 400-mile range on a single charge.
Based on some rumors, the top-ranging truck could deliver 1,000-hp, while the base model might produce around 500 hp (373 kW). Thanks to that, it will compete with models in the same category like the Ford Lightning, Rivian R1T, and Bollinger B2.
How Much Will It Cost?
The manufacturer didn’t reveal any information regarding the release date or price of the Chevy Silverado 1500 EV. Based on some reports, the forthcoming model will debut at the 2022 CES show in Las Vegas. So, we’re expecting sales to start probably soon after.
When it goes on sale, some early estimates suggest that it will start anywhere between $40,000 to $50,000. The Silverado’s most prominent rival, the F-150 Lightning, starts at $39,974, while the Rivian R1T should be around $74,075 or even pricier.