The Chevrolet Silverado EV RST is Now in Production


the chevrolet silverado ev rst is now in production

We’ve been hearing about the Chevy Silverado EV for what seems like forever, but the first mainstream models have finally entered production. The automaker is building the top RST version of the truck at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant, where it also makes the basic Work Truck (WT) configuration.

The First Edition trucks sport an impressive 440-mile range and an almost-$100,000 price tag. Chevy uses GM’s Ultium 200-kWh battery pack, but the 3WT trim uses a smaller unit that delivers 393 miles of range.

Though it looks a lot like the old Chevrolet Avalanche pickup, the new Silverado EV RST comes with a wealth of luxury and tech features. The automaker equips a massive 17-inch touchscreen and an 11-inch digital gauge cluster. Vehicle-to-load functionality is also on board, bringing the ability to temporarily use the truck as a generator to power home equipment or charge another EV.

The Silverado EV is only currently available in the range-topping and fleet-oriented trims, but Chevy plans to release several other configurations aimed at everyday buyers. It promises more affordable variants, though it and other companies have never really hit the target when it comes to pricing.

Chevy’s new truck faces more competition than it would have a couple of years ago, as there’s the Tesla Cybertruck (not really a rival), the upcoming Ram EV, and the already-released Rivian R1T and Ford F-150 Lightning.

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