2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV filmed on the road for the first time

The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV is a big departure from the internal combustion truck, and we already knew that. Computer-generated renders of the pickup revealed its flashy styling in January, and then in July actual photos of it being tested showed what it looks like in the real world. We still hadn’t seen one move on its own, until this in-person footage was sent to us.

Last Friday, James Petrovich recorded a handful of short videos that clearly show the Silverado EV driving through Helena, Montana. Apparently he was walking up and down 6th Avenue in the Last Chance Gulch area of ​​downtown. With a Porsche Cayenne camera truck nearby, the Chevy made pass after pass filming what is likely to be a television commercial.

As you can see, the Silverado EV drives straight while the Porsche needs the floor to keep up. That makes sense, given that the $40,000 base model produces 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque, while the higher-end version of the RST, which appears to be this one, produces 664 horsepower and 780 lb- ft. There didn’t seem to be any Wide Open Watts action here, at least.

It’s not like there’s an exhaust note to listen to, but it’s still something to see the battery-powered pickup cruising around town. I wouldn’t say it looks out of place, but it’s quite futuristic compared to the old school architecture it passes by. Imagine when you put it in the open next to a ramshackle mining camp on a road like Imogene Pass.

Jobs like that could well be saved for the Silverado EV Trail Boss, which has already been confirmed. Regardless of trim, they’ll all ride on General Motors’ Ultium architecture, which also underpins the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq. Chevy estimates the truck’s battery will be good for around 400 miles of range, which is better than any electric pickup on sale today.

So while this Chevrolet isn’t exactly the first of its kind to hit the road, it’s still a big deal. And these clips of one pounding the pavement are our best glimpse into what is sure to be a monumental moment in GM history. Novelty projects that make 1,000 hp are fine, but volume models like the Silverado EV are what really matters to the automaker’s electric game plan going forward.

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