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GM CEO Mary Barra Revealed How Many Takers Are Out There For Chevy’s New Electric Truck

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST Reveal

General Motors announced record earnings today, disclosing its Q4 2021 results. 2021 full-year earnings include a net income of $10 billion, EBIT-adjusted of $14.3 billion, net income margin of 7.9%, EBIT-adjusted margin of 11.3%, EPS-diluted of $6.70 and EPS-diluted-adjusted of $7.07. The automaker’s full-year net income, EBIT-adjusted, EBIT-adjusted margin and EPS measures are all records. And in a letter to shareholders, General Motors CEO Mary Barra disclosed the total amount of Chevrolet Silverado EV Reservations, at over 110,000.

“More than 110,000 Silverado EVs are reserved so far, including reservations from more than 240 fleet operators, and the numbers keep growing,” reads a prepared statement. Reservations require a $100 USD deposit.

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Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition is expected to put out a minimum of 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque from its 24-module Ultium battery pack that shares much commonality with the GMC Hummer EV. All of this power – more than even a Camaro ZL1 – is accessible through the Silverado EV’s Wide Open Watts Mode, or WOW Mode. Yes, it works like the Hummer’s Watts To Freedom Mode, or WTF Mode, which sequences the truck to slingshot itself to 60 mph as fast as possible. In this case, the Silverado EV RST First Edition is said to do 0-60 in just 4.5 seconds. A top speed has not been disclosed.

Unlike traditional ladder-frame trucks with high levels of modularity, the Chevrolet Silverado EV will be offered exclusively as a Crew Cab truck, like its platform mate, the GMC Hummer EV. Also like the Hummer, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition will feature an automatic adaptive air suspension, as well as four wheel steering. It will not offer Crab Walk Mode out of the gate, but it offer 24 inch wheels. And where the Hummer offers the targa-style “Freedom Panels” on the roof, the Silverado EV makes it all fixed glass to peer into the heavens in a weatherproof fashion.

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition features DC fast charging capabilities of up to 350 kW, enabling approximately 100 miles of range to be added in 10 minutes based on preliminary GM estimates. Total driving range for the Silverado EV RST is GM-estimated at 400 miles, but the EPA will have the final say on the matter, should the new electric truck be classified as a Light Duty vehicle.

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition carries an MSRP of $105,000 USD.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV WT Work Truck
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Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Truck

Before GM begins production of the Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition, it will first begin production of a fleet-only Silverado EV Work Truck.This electric Silverado variant is expected to deliver 510 hp and 615 lb-ft of torque, and promises an estimated 400-mile range from a full charge. 8,000 lbs of towing capacity and 1,200 lbs of payload. A Max Tow package will be announced sometime after launch which will bump the trailing figure up to 20,000 pounds max towing. Which is pretty incredible for an electric truck.

Fleet customers will get first dibs on the Silverado EV WT, which will begin production in spring of 2023. By the summer of 2024, the electric Silverado work truck will be made available to retail customers, and will carry an MSRP of $39,000 USD.

Future Variants

Chevrolet also confirmed a non-First Edition Silverado EV RST, while an off-road oriented Trail Boss was also teased. It’s unclear if the Silverado EV Trail Boss will share any hardware with the Hummer EV, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did. Pricing has not been announced for the Trail Boss. As for other variants, such as a ZR2, or a High Country, only time will tell.

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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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