GMC recently debuted the 2024 GMC Sierra Denali EV Edition 1, which offers uncompromised capability with a GM estimated 754 horsepower and 785 lb-ft of torque sent to the wheels via an e4WD system in Max Power mode. Meanwhile, when Chevrolet first announced the 2024 Silverado EV RST First Edition, they revealed the estimated power output would be 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque with the “Wide Open Watts” (WOW) mode. Considering that the two GM electric trucks are expected to be identical in their batteries and output, that left media and customers alike with a question: is the Chevrolet Silverado EV going to have the same output as the GMC Sierra EV? The answer, we’re told, is “yes.”
“As we prepare for production of the Silverado EV, our engineering team has further refined the estimated performance specs for the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition. GM now estimates horsepower to be up to 754 and torque estimated up to 785 lb-ft when Wide Open Watts mode is engaged,” Chevrolet spokesman Sean Szymkowski told us in a statement.
Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition: Details
Both vehicles will feature GM’s Ultium batteries, offering up to 400 miles of range on a single full charge. With DC fast-charging of up to 350 kW, GM estimates that customers can add 100 miles of range in a matter of 10 minutes. That means that with these two trucks, customers will only have to wait around 40 minutes with fast charging before they are ready to hit the road again, which is long enough to grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant if you’re on a road trip.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV is built with independent front and rear suspension coupled with an automatic adaptive air suspension system offering a smooth ride on almost any terrain. In addition, the electric truck features four-wheel steering, which allows for a smaller turning radius, optimizing the maneuverability of the pickup. The RST is expected to have up to 10,000 pounds of towing capability with the help of the two motors that comprise the e4WD system.