What just happened? General Motors unveiled a refreshed, all-electric version of its full-size Silverado pickup truck as part of its virtual show at CES 2022 this week, and it didn’t take long for consumers to get the seal of approval on it.
GM CEO Mary Barra in a recent interview with Bloomberg said The RST First Edition sold out in just 12 minutes, adding that orders are still coming in.
V Silverado EV 2024 runs on the GM Ultium platform and will be available in two configurations at launch. The RST First Edition for the consumer market will provide approximately 400 miles of range on a single charge along with 10.2 kW of external power, as well as options such as four-wheel steering, fixed glass roof and 17-inch infotainment system.
In terms of power, you’re looking at 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft. of torque, which is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 4.5 seconds.
A fleet-oriented work truck model is also in development and will retail for $ 39,990. The RST First Edition will be slightly more expensive when it launches in Fall 2023. starting price $ 105,000…
GM also has a new electric car, the Hummer, in its lineup, but it’s not the only automaker to have success with electric pickups. Ford recently said it will nearly double the production capacity of its F-150 Lightning to meet growing demand as consumers continue to show a penchant for modern electric vehicles.