Chevrolet has introduced an electric car technology version of the Chevrolet Silverado at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) exhibition (5/1).
The presence of the Silverado EV will enliven the electric pickup market in the United States with the Ford F-150 Lightning, GMC Hummer EV SUT, and Rivian R1T.
It is also one of the newest electric cars by General Motors (GM) to adopt the Ultium electric platform. One of the most interesting things about the Chevrolet Silverado EV is that its design is not the least bit similar to the combustion engine Silverado.
“We were not limited when designing the Silverado EV because we didn't have to think about the traditional propulsion system,” said Phil Zak, Executive Director of Chevrolet Design. Starting from the front, the Silverado EV has a front hood with a more aerodynamic fascia but still retains the splendor of a Double Cabin.
The Silverado EV doesn't have the traditional grille like the regular Silverado and the headlights have a similar design to the Chevrolet Blazer. Don't forget to add Chevrolet line DRL lights and a black Chevrolet badge with lights around it.
Then for the body, the Chevrolet Silverado EV is only present in the Crew Cab cabin, there is no Single Cab or Double Cab. Talking about the body, the Silverado EV has a body design that has several design elements similar to the Hummer EV.
This can be seen in the pillars near the tailgate which is more sloping, not boxy like the usual Silverado.
Meanwhile, the tailgate still carries a Chevrolet-style design and features the Multi-Flex Midgate practicality similar to the usual Silverado.
Talking about performance, the Silverado EV gets an electric motor which is said to produce 380 kW or 516 hp and 834 Nm of torque in the regular version.
But in the powered version, the Silverado EV can be a motor that produces power up to 495 kW or 673 hp and 1,063 Nm of torque.