In the competitive electric vehicle (EV) market, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV significantly bridges the gap between sustainability and utility. While EVs are known and loved for their eco-friendliness and energy efficiency, the practicality of towing heavy loads with them has often been challenging. However, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV tests these preconceptions by offering impressive towing capabilities while embracing an electric powertrain. This article explores this truck’s towing and payload capacity in detail.
What Is the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV’s Towing Capacity?
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds and a maximum payload capacity for passengers and cargo of 1,440 pounds. Chevy has promised to release a new model that offers a 20,000-pound towing capacity.
What Is the Towing Experience Like?
The Silverado EV offers exceptional performance with two electric motors, delivering up to 754 horsepower. With smooth acceleration and decent handling for its size, you’ll hardly notice the trailer load. While it accelerates to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds, maintaining a constant speed while towing may be more difficult. This is where the cruise control system comes into play. Switch over to cruise control to adjust your speed automatically. A total of 14 available camera views lets you keep your eyes on your load easily.
What Is the 2024 Silverado EV’s Towing Range?
The electric Silverado delivers up to 400 miles of all-electric driving, a milestone for the EV industry. The Silverado EV 4WT offers even more: an impressive 450 miles. While the EV can cover long distances comfortably without running out of power, the towing weight can affect the range.
Luckily, Chevy has thought of this too. Once you connect the trailer to the car, you can access a real-time estimated driving range based on the weight of the trailer load. You can view this on the digital cluster on your dashboard for easy convenience. The truck also comes with plenty of charging options, which gives you peace of mind, knowing you can charge your batteries at home or on the go.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV has many standout features that make it perfect for towing. Dual electric motors come standard in all-wheel drive, with 8.9 inches of ground clearance so you can easily tow, even in winter conditions. All four wheels turn simultaneously, allowing for a tighter turning radius. This makes it easy to navigate tight turns and allows for greater handling maneuverability when trailering and towing.
Another key feature of the 2024 Silverado EV is its Ultium platform. It ensures the truck can deliver 785 lb-ft of torque and 754 horsepower with zero emissions. What’s more, you can take advantage of this EV to power your home. Using the Ultium Home charging unit, you can power the lights in your home for up to three weeks. This can help you save on costly energy bills or sell power back to the grid.
Safety and Convenience for Longer Drives
You must have the necessary technology to stay safe and connected when towing or trailering. The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV offers all this and more. Expect features such as a 17.7-inch diagonal touch-screen display with Google built-in integration. Enjoy hands-free driving with Super Cruise driver-assistance technology. You’ll have access to 400,000 miles of compatible roads in the United States and Canada.
Working with OnStar, Super Cruise technology uses real-time GPS, cameras, sensors, and active laser scanning to change lanes or detect curves on demand. This provides more comfort during long drives and works alongside adaptive cruise control. The Silverado EV comes standard with Chevy Safety Assist. This advanced safety and driver-assistance suite includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, IntelliBeam auto high-beam assist, and a safe following distance indicator.
Besides Towing, What Are My Storage Options?
The Silverado EV offers plenty of storage space inside the vehicle, making it an excellent choice for transporting large items or luggage. The EV has a cargo box volume of 57.7 cubic feet and an e-trunk underhood storage volume of 10.7 cubic feet. If you want to carry large or bulky items, use the Multi-Flex Midgate or the Multi-Flex Tailgate.
These versatile options allow for flexible configurations to expand the load floor of the truck bed. The primary gate load stop and the inner gate load stop help prevent longer items from falling out. Fold the inner gate down for easy access to the bed, or use the full-width step capable of holding 375 pounds. When the inner gate is open, it also functions as a convenient work surface that you can use to work, eat, or load items onto a second tier.
Can I Charge the Silverado EV at Home?
Yes, you can. Choose the available Level 2 charging station for the convenience of at-home charging. Once fitted, it offers easy charging from the comfort of your home, powering up to 400 miles of driving range. You can use the Level 1 charging as a backup when needed.
Can I Charge the Silverado EV on the Go?
While the driving range of the electric Silverado is notable, you can charge on the go if you need to. There are over 51,000 available public charging stations across the United States. Use the myChevrolet Mobile App with Energy Assist to help you locate your nearest charging station.
Enjoy the Convenience of Energy Assist
Energy Assist makes traveling with an electric Chevy truck easy. Using it on the myChevrolet Mobile App, you can plan your route, check the status of your battery, set charging reminders, and even make payments.
Test-Drive the New 2024 Silverado EV Today
With a towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds (and a 20,000-pound capacity truck on the horizon), the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV is a trailblazer. With an electric powertrain that delivers robust torque and acceleration, this vehicle will redefine what we expect from electric trucks. Want to experience the thrill of the new Silverado EV for yourself? Visit our Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville dealership in Lewisville, Texas, and take one for a test drive.