Following EPA certification, the fleet-oriented Work Truck's range exceeds Chevy's earlier estimate of 400 miles.
- The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV Work Truck has an EPA-estimated range of up to 450 miles.
- While Chevy previously estimated the Work Truck (WT) would get 400 miles per charge, the 450-mile figure is the EPA-certified estimate.
- Set to launch first, the Silverado EV WT for fleet customers boasts 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque.
CLARIFICATION 5/19/23: A Chevy spokesperson has clarified that the Silverado EV Work Truck's previously claimed 400 miles of range was its own estimate and the new 450-mile figure is the result of EPA certification.
The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will be able to go farther on a full charge than initially expected, at least the version that's available to fleet customers. Chevy has announced the base-level Work Truck trim has an estimated range of 450 miles, according to the EPA.
Previously, Chevy estimated the Silverado EV Work Truck (WT) would have a range of 400 miles. However, the EPA has certified a higher estimate of 450 miles per charge. Meanwhile, the snazzier and more powerful RST model stands pat with an EPA-estimated 400 miles of range. The RST is expected to have a battery pack as large as 200 kWh, but it's unclear whether the fleet-oriented WT will have a bigger capacity that unlocks the extra range.
Car and Driver reached out to a Chevy spokesperson to find out what led to the WT's longer-than-expected range, but they would only confirm that the higher estimate is the result of the EPA's certification along with "real-world testing and development over the past several months."
Among the Silverado EV lineup, the WT will first be made available to fleet customers sometime this summer. Its all-wheel-drive, dual-motor powertrain develops 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque. The WT for fleets also offers DC fast-charging speeds of up to 350 kW, which Chevy claims can add 100 miles of range in 10 minutes. After the initial launch, the company plans to offer a WT model for fleets that can tow up to 20,000 pounds.
Pricing for the fleet-oriented 2024 Silverado EV Work Truck hasn't been made official. However, Chevy is currently taking orders with refundable $100 reservations on its consumer site, which also lists the WT's starting price at $41,595.
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