Chevrolet is celebrating an electric milestone as the company builds its first Silverado E.V prototype and tests the truck at the Milford Proving Ground.

GM CEO Mary Barra tweeted the news earlier today and said she “can’t wait to see your photos of these trucks in the wild when they start testing on the streets of Detroit next month!”

While actual testing is just beginning, this particular prototype appears to be the Silverado EV WT. If that’s the case, it wouldn’t be too surprising, as a fleet-oriented variant should arrive in the spring of 2023, which is a few months before the Silverado EV RST’s first edition.

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The WT variant is planned to offer up to 510 hp. (375 kW / 517 hp) and 615 lb-ft (834 Nm) of torque, and a GM-calculated range of over 400 miles (644 km). The truck will initially have a towing capacity of 8,000 pounds (3,629 kg), but eventually Chevrolet will offer a maximum towing package that increases that number to 20,000 pounds (9,072 kg).

The RST First Edition will be launched in the fall of 2023 with a 664 hp dual-motor all-wheel drive system. (495 kW / 673 hp) and 780+ lb-ft (1056+ Nm) of torque. The six-figure pickup will also have a range of 400 miles (644 km), as well as a Wide Open Watts mode that allows the truck to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in less than 4.5 seconds.

In addition to revealing the prototype, GM has released some early details Silverado E.V owners of the reservation. 95% of respondents plan to use the truck as a daily driver, while “the main reason they chose to reserve the Silverado EV is because they wanted an all-electric vehicle that also meets their trucking needs, such as tow/trailer (87%) and off-road (72%)”.

https://www.carscoops.com/2022/06/2024-chevrolet-silverado-ev-begins-testing-launch-slated-for-next-spring/

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