The All-New 2023 Chevy Silverado EV

Get ready to take your daily drive to thrilling new heights with the 2023 Chevy Silverado EV from General Motors, the company’s first all-electric full-size pickup truck! This eye-catching ride is set to revolutionize the market for electric vehicles by setting the standards for power, performance, and convenience. Set to arrive in the spring of 2023, this revolutionary electric pickup truck is sure to turn heads with its bold design and powerful performance.

Equipped with the latest multi-voltage charging capabilities, it allows DC fast charging of up to 350 kW, so you can return to your day quicker than ever. With quick charging capabilities that can give you 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes, this truck is perfect for those who need a reliable and powerful vehicle for their daily commute or weekend adventures. Its estimated range of 400 miles per charge will take you places you never thought possible in an electric car.

Let's take a closer look at the innovative features of the 2023 Chevy Silverado EV and why this electric truck is set to become your perfect daily driver.

Design and Exterior

The 2023 Chevy Silverado EV packs a bold and dynamic exterior design that contributes to its improved athletic design and capability. The highlight is the aerodynamic profile that gives it a low drag coefficient for improved efficiency and performance.

The truck features a sculpted front-end design to efficiently direct air down the bodyside, significantly reducing turbulence and drag. Due to this design, this all-electric full-size pickup truck is estimated to have the lowest drag coefficient among the available full-size pickup trucks. This design differs from the rectangular grille opening design in the Silverado 1500. 

The Silverado EV has a thin LED light bar stretching across the front end, giving the truck a sleek and modern look. Since the vehicle doesn’t require much cooling, the hood's largest portion is blank and uninterrupted, making the truck look more aggressive.

The Silverado EV has a lockable weatherproof compartment in the vehicle’s front end, giving you enough space to store a large suitcase or other luggage. While Chevy hasn't released the exact measurements of this front trunk, it's likely smaller than the trunk in the Ford F150 Lightning, which is slightly over 14 cubic feet, or the front trunk in the Hummer EV, which is nine cubic feet.

The reason for this difference is that the front overhang on the Silverado EV is shorter as it wasn’t designed to have a big gasoline V8 under its hood like the F-150 Lightning. Since the Silverado was designed from the ground up to be electric, the firewall to the front end is quite short, leaving only a small space for the front trunk.

Interior and Features

The interior of the Silverado EV screams luxury and convenience. It's more sophisticated and modern than its gas-powered siblings, with premium trim materials and high-tech features.

The first thing you'll notice when stepping inside the Silverado EV is a fixed glass roof that allows natural light to flow into the cab. It has black-and-white two-tone leather upholstery with red piping. According to Chevrolet, the seat design and seating position are similar to the regular Silverado, giving passengers as tall as 6 feet enough legroom.

The Silverado EV boasts the latest technology to make your drive more enjoyable. When you approach the truck with an enabled keyfob or cell phone, the truck will say hello with a unique interior lighting animation.

The WT has an 8-inch digital driver display and an 11-inch infotainment screen, which increase to 11 and 17 inches in the RST model. The standard screen in the RST is larger than the infotainment screen in the F-150, which is 15.5 inches.
The driver-focused diagonal screens will give you customized information in an intuitive format. The screens are also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to access music, navigation, and other apps.

In RSTs, the modular console has a 7-gallons capacity, so you can fit a lunch cooler and still have some extra room. The center storage console is large as it was designed for a vehicle that doesn't have a transmission tunnel, making it different from the console in the F-150 Lightning.

The Silverado EV has a 5-foot, 11-inch bed, which you can maximize due to the Multi-Flex Midgate. The Midgate offers more than nine feet of storage between the tailgate and the cab when open. This cargo area is larger than the Lightning’s 5-foot-5-inch area.

A 40-60 second-row split in the Silverado EV offers four configurations, making it easy to haul gear and equipment while accommodating a passenger in the second row. The Multi-Flex Tailgate offers up to six positions, allowing you to increase the load floor to 10 feet, 10 inches.

Performance and Capabilities

The Silverado EV outperforms its gas-powered sibling and its closest competitors, including the Ford F-150 Lightning. An impressive electric powertrain technology sets it apart from other gas-powered or electric trucks. In the Silverado 1500, a 6.2-liter V-8 pumps 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

The Silverado EV is powered by a dual motor all-wheel drive, which helps the truck deliver more power. The RST trim is more powerful, blowing out 664 hp and 780 lb-ft. Even the base trim electric WT oozes more power than the gas-powered truck, with 510 hp and 615 lb-ft.

The RST’s power is higher than the power in the F-150 Lightning, which releases 563 hp and 775 pound-feet of torque, while the lower trim has only 426 hp. The two motors powering the 24-inch wheels on the Silverado RST model improve the truck’s responsiveness and control.

However, the Silverado EV doesn’t match the gas Silverado’s maximum towing and payload capacity. The gas version can tow up to 13,300 pounds, while the RST can pull up to 10,000 pounds, just like the F-150 Lightning. The payload of the gas truck ranges from 1870 to 2280 pounds, while the EV RST only carries 1300 pounds in its bed and cab, which is lower than the 2,000 pounds that the Lighting can haul.

Chevrolet says that the EV RST can go 60mph in less than 4.5 seconds, a second faster than the gas-powered Silverado. The Silverado EV has 10.2 kW of power and ten outlets, while the Lightning has ten outlets but less power, at 9.2 kW.
The Silverado EV is the clear winner in range and charging compared to other electric trucks. The Chevy Silverado EV range is 400 miles on a full charge on the WT and RST models. The F-150 Lightning has 300 miles per charge, while the Rivian R1T has approximately 314 miles.

Although Chevy has said nothing about the driving modes, you’ll most likely be able to choose from modes like Tour, Terrain, Off-Road, and Snow. The innovative E-4WD system will deliver instantaneous torque to all four wheels, giving you better traction on tough terrains. Since the EV has Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, you can comfortably glide over any terrain as the vehicle will automatically adjust the suspension depending on the condition of the road.

Efficiency and Sustainability

The Silverado EV has features that enhance its efficiency and make the truck more sustainable. One is regenerative braking, which can increase the vehicle’s range by harvesting the kinetic energy from its inertia and directing it to the battery. Regenerative braking improves the vehicle’s efficiency and sustainability by prolonging the brakes’ life and delivering more miles per conventional charge.

Another obvious sustainability feature of the Silverado EV is its reliance on renewable energy. If you opt for at-home charging, you can charge your vehicle with renewable energy sources such as solar.

Safety and Driver Assistance

Chevrolet has equipped the all-new Silverado EV with many of the same safety and driver assistance features as the gas version. It will come standard with automatic emergency braking and front pedestrian braking to avoid collisions. It will also have lane-keeping assist with lane departure warnings to ensure you stay in your lane.

The forward collision alert system will detect vehicles in front of you and alert you if a potential collision is detected. Other safety features include the following distance indicator and the Intellibeam high beam assist, which automatically switch between low and high beams depending on your surroundings.

Get Ready to Experience the Power of the 2023 Chevy Silverado EV

The all-new Chevrolet Silverado EV is a great electric truck with plenty of features to make your driving experience easier, safer, and more efficient. With its impressive range, power, head-turning design, and interior filled with plenty of technology, you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth.

Our team at Patriot Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Ardmore, Ok, can’t wait to show you all the incredible features this electric truck offers. Stop by our dealership today to learn more about the all-new Silverado EV and check out our wide selection of new and pre-owned vehicles. As a trusted Chevy dealer in Ardmore, we have a Patriot Pledge, which guarantees a powertrain warranty and ten years of roadside assistance.

Contact Patriot Ardmore today to speak to one of our team members and get more information about the all-new Silverado EV. You can also check out our research hub to learn about the various vehicle models available at our dealership and how to choose one.

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