With so many auto manufacturers moving into the electric vehicle market, it’s no wonder that Chevrolet doesn’t want to fall behind. Ford announced the F-150 Lightning, and GMC is bringing back the Hummer as an EV, so it only makes sense that the Silverado 1500 joins the race.
Truck enthusiasts are getting ready for an electric Silverado 1500 for 2023. It’s still early enough that we don’t know the exact trim levels or prices, but there is enough information out there to get pumped.
Rumors Under the Hood
Not a lot of information has been released about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 EV, but there are a few clues out there that should help. It’s likely that this EV pickup truck will share a similar powertrain to the newly announced GMC Hummer EV.
That means you can expect up to three electric motors to push power to the 24-inch wheels. It’s likely that this truck will come standard as an all-wheel-drive vehicle, but there could be other options. This combination of electric motors should produce a solid 1,000 horsepower and just as much torque.
Thanks to General Motor’s commitment to creating new and innovative Ultium batteries, the Silverado EV could offer as much as 400 miles of driving range on a full charge. Of course, drivers might have to go with the massive 200-kWh battery pack, which will add a few dollars to the final price.
Keep in mind that your total range will change depending on what kind of payload or towing load you’re bringing along.
Everything You Love About The Silverado 1500
While the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 EV will bring the most advanced electric technology to this popular truck, you won’t miss out on the features you’ve learned to love. The most notable element that you’ll love is the configurable truck bed. You should still have all of the bed length options along with several cabin choices.
Inside, you’ll find all of the premium material options that you’ve learned to expect from Chevrolet. Experts expect a massive touchscreen infotainment center that will feature things like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, and more.
You should also anticipate luxury and convenience features like heated front seats and steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote engine start, and more.
What we don’t know is if the Chevrolet Silverado will have some of the most-most impressive capabilities of the Hummer. The Hummer EV pickup truck has some highly anticipated off-road features that would make a fine addition to the Silverado 1550: extraction mode, crab mode, and more. The former raises your ground clearance while the latter allows you to move diagonally to escape any rough terrain.
Where we’re really waiting on pins and needles is to see what fresh technology might debut on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 EV. The GMC Hummer is bringing a semi-autonomous driving mode to the table, so this pickup truck might have something similar. The sky is the limit, so we’ll all sit on the edge of our seats until the official announcement and specs come to light.
Keep an eye on your local Chevrolet dealer to learn more about the future of this impressive and innovative EV pickup truck.