Chevrolet Silverado EV: First Look With Its Steerable Rear Axle

The fever of the electric pick-up does not stop growing, and that today all have still pending their arrival on the market. With names like the GMC Hummer EV and Rivian R1T about to land, others like the F-150 Lightning or Tesla Cybertruck aiming for 2022 and the newly announced RAM 1500 EV and in development another expected player in this corral full of Roosters could not be but Chevrolet and its Silverado, which will also have a 100% electric version that was also announced but now for the first time we are shown in an interesting teaser video.


With four steering wheels in action


A teaser that already shows us one of the main qualities that this Silverado EV will have and that it will share with its brother the Hummer EV: a directional rear axle that will allow all four wheels to be turned to considerably improve the maneuverability and dynamism of the model in all types of situations.


Thus, as this first video shows us, this electric Silverado will be able to make turns with a much smaller radius thanks to the effect of the turning of the rear wheels. It is not clear if apart from this functionality the Silverado EV will have the same Crab Mode as such as seen in the Hummer, although its generous 24-inch wheels suggest that this model is more designed for asphalt than for dirt. What has been ensured is that it will also boast "great towing dynamics".


Beyond that under his body will feature the familiar Ultium platform of General Motors which will offer a previously announced range of over 644 km. What is still unknown are its benefits, which we imagine will be somewhat more "contained" than those of the Hummer EV.


Launch in 2023-2024


"Chevrolet will take everything that loyal Chevy pickup buyers love about Silverados, and more, and put it into an electric pickup that will delight private and commercial customers alike," explained Mark Reuss, president of GM.


There is still no specific date for the arrival of this Chevrolet Silverado EV, although the company has already anticipated that it will arrive before 2025, probably between the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024.

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