What Is The Towing Capacity Of The Chevrolet Silverado EV?
Perhaps the most highly anticipated vehicle set to touch down on the Jack Carter Chev lot, the upcoming 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV has the opportunity to revolutionize the pickup truck segment. Combining the exceptional capability and design the Silverado is known for, this electric pickup truck will offer an incredibly minimal carbon footprint—without sacrificing horsepower, torque, or general ability. While we’re getting tons of questions about this new EV pickup, one of the most common questions is related to performance, specifically, what is the towing capacity of the new Chevrolet Silverado EV. Read on as we dig in to find an answer to this burning question.
Estimated 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Towing Capacity
Much like the other trucks in the Silverado lineup, Chevrolet will release the Silverado EV in a variety of trims, starting with the RST trim. Conservative estimates from Chevrolet have the Silverado EV RST offering up to 4,534 kg (or 10,000 lbs) of towing capacity, while the Silverado EV WT—the second, more jobsite-focused trim—is estimated to nearly double the EV’s towing capacity at up to 9,071 kg (or just shy of 20,000 lbs). This is all thanks to a series of electric motors found under the “hood” of the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV, offering up to 660 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque.
Estimated 2024 Silverado EV Payload Capacity
Beyond towing items, a pickup truck is often judged by its ability to haul cargo in its bed—also known as the truck’s payload capacity. The muscular powertrain of the Silverado EV helps out a great deal in this department, as does the truck’s incredibly strong design, giving it an estimated max payload capacity of up to 590 kg (or 1,300 lbs). It also helps that the 2024 Silverado EV will have a nearly six foot long beed, along with a Multi-Flex Mid-Gate that allows the Silverado EV the ability to haul items up to 10 feet long.
Another unique aspect of the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is the fact that its engine isn’t actually under the hood. Since the batteries powering the Silverado EV are substantially smaller than typical truck engines, they have been positioned in other areas to get the greatest ratio of strength to power. As such, the area under the hood is set to become a storage compartment. While exact measurements haven’t been released yet, it’s easy to anticipate that this will be a sizeable area offering no shortage of extra storage.
Stay tuned for more information about the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, and all the other new Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC vehicles soon to be a part of the Jack Carter Chevrolet model lineup.