The first retail-oriented trim, the high-end RST First Edition, is slated to arrive this fall. The RST has a GM-estimated 400-mile range and starts at $106,895 including shipping.
Once trucks ordered by initial reservation holders have been built, Chevy will reopen the normal vehicle ordering process through dealerships, Masica said.
The Silverado EV 3WT for fleet buyers also will arrive this year, starting at $74,800 including shipping and offering a GM-estimated range of 350 miles. Additional trims, including the entry-level model, will follow in 2024.
The 4WT will offer higher towing and payload capacity than originally estimated, Chevy said. Towing capacity increased to 10,000 pounds from 8,000, while payload rose to 1,440 pounds from 1,200, Masica said.
The driving range also has increased. The brand said in May that the Silverado EV work truck’s EPA-estimated range will be 450 miles, versus GM’s earlier estimate of 400 miles.
“We put a bunch of efficiencies into the vehicle, not just with aerodynamics but with the calibrations and just the way the vehicle runs and regenerates while our drivers are driving,” said Nichole Kraatz, the Silverado EV’s chief engineer.