June 25, 2024
Electric & Hybrid Cars

Chevy Silverado EV RST: A First Drive Review Worth the Wait

2024 Chevy Silverado EV RST Review

DETROIT — General Motors makes bold moves in the realm of electric vehicles. From the pioneering EV1 in the late ‘90s to the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid a decade later, GM’s forays into electrification have either set new benchmarks or famously flopped. Sometimes, they manage to do both. The latest addition to their lineup is the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV RST, a technologically advanced, powerful, and well-equipped electric truck that propels Chevy to the forefront of the electric truck market.

The 4WT, which is Chevy’s entry-level work truck we tested 11 months ago, impressed us with its range and power when it was first introduced for fleet use last year. However, the RST model is designed for truck buyers seeking premium features and performance.

With a range of 440 miles, the RST offers nearly the same range as the WT model’s 450 miles. But the similarities end there. The WT is a practical choice for fleet users, and it will be available for consumer purchase starting this summer. On the other hand, the RST showcases Chevy’s ability to push the boundaries of what an electric truck can offer, boasting 754 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque.

While Ford beat Chevy to the market with the F-150 Lightning, the Silverado EV RST surpasses its competitor in terms of range and power, claiming the title for the best range in its segment and competing closely with the GMC Hummer EV Pickup in terms of specifications and ambition.

Silverado EV RST and WT

For now, the Silverado EV RST leads the pack in the electric truck segment.

FAQ

Q: What is the charging capability of the Silverado EV RST?

A: The Silverado can add 100 miles of range on DC fast charging at a max rate of 350 kW in just 10 minutes.

Q: What is the towing capacity of the Silverado EV RST?

A: The RST model has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.

Conclusion

The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV RST is a testament to GM’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle technology. With impressive range, power, and advanced features, the RST model sets a new standard for electric trucks. While the price point may be steep, the Silverado EV RST delivers on performance and capability, making it a top contender in the electric truck market.

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