Chevrolet Releases Silverado EV’s Towing Capacity Test Results
Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati
Published Jan. 23, 2023
General Motors said the Chevrolet Silverado EV RST---expected to hit the market by 2024--will offer up to 10,000 pounds of max towing on some variants.
Chevrolet aims to push the Silverado EV WT (Work Truck) model's towing capacity up to 20,000 pounds.
In a recent validation test, Chevrolet’s engineering team hitched a 7,700-pound RV to a 2024 Silverado EV WT. The test was conducted with the Silverado EV running at low and high speeds. The all-electric pickup truck reportedly drove smoothly and responded well to driver feedback.
“It’s so important for full-size truck customers to be able to tow, haul and do everything that they can do in a traditional pickup truck. And I think we’ve really set the bar and really made an incredible product,” said Nichole Kraatz, a vehicle chief engineer.
The Chevrolet Silverado EV is estimated to have 400 miles of range on a full charge, and produce 664 horsepower with more than 780 lb-ft of torque while in Wide Open Watts Mode. As for charging, the electric Silverado is expected to charge up to 350kW with DC charging.
The Silverado EV RST First Edition will be the first version to hit the market, and will come with features like four-wheel steering, adaptive air suspension and Super Cruise. It also features a 17-inch infotainment screen and GM’s semi-autonomous driving software.
Silverado EV RST First Edition production is scheduled to start this fall. Chevrolet plans to debut the RST First Edition with an MSRP of more than $105,000.
Chevrolet plans to unveil the Silverado EV WT model this spring.