Chevrolet recently shared the comprehensive results of its towing test for the upcoming Silverado EV. The results show just how capable this electric pickup truck is when it comes to towing and hauling, and these figures may surprise you. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the results and discover why the Chevy Silverado EV might be the ideal vehicle for anyone who wants an all-electric truck with unparalleled towing power. Read on to learn more about this amazing new vehicle and its incredible performance!
GM’s new electric Silverado truck
GM’s new electric Silverado truck is one of the most anticipated vehicles of the year.
The all-new, completely redesigned 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 went on sale in early 2019, and it’s been a big hit with customers. One of the most popular features of the new Silverado is its available eAssist mild hybrid powertrain, which offers improved fuel economy without sacrificing performance.
Now, GM is taking things a step further by offering an all-electric version of the Silverado. The electric Silverado is based on the same platform as the gasoline-powered truck, but it has been modified to accommodate an electric powertrain.
The electric Silverado has a range of around 200 miles on a full charge, and it can be recharged in about an hour using a Level 3 DC fast charger. GM says that the electric Silverado will have plenty of torque for towing and hauling, and the company recently put the truck to the test by towing a 10,000-pound trailer up a steep grade.
The results were impressive, with the electric Silverado completing the task without breaking a sweat. This is thanks in part to the instant torque that electric motors provide.
GM hasn’t released pricing information for the electric Silverado yet, but we expect it to be in line with other electric trucks like Tesla’s Model S or Rivian’s R1T. Stay tuned for more information as we get
How the electric Silverado performed in towing tests
The all-electric Chevrolet Silverado has bested its gas-powered counterpart in towing tests, GM announced today. The Silverado EV was able to tow up to 10,000 pounds (4,536 kg) on a flat surface and up to 8,100 pounds (3,674 kg) on a 6% grade – both at speeds of 60 mph (96 km/h).
The gas-powered Silverado, meanwhile, was only able to tow 9,400 pounds (4,266 kg) on a flat surface and 7,700 pounds (3,493 kg) on a 6% grade. This is despite the fact that the electric Silverado weighs about 1,000 pounds (453 kg) more than the gas model.
GM says that the electric Silverado’s superior towing performance is thanks to its two electric motors, which generate a combined 670 horsepower (499 kW) and 1150 lb-ft (1568 Nm) of torque. The gas Silverado, by contrast, has a V8 engine with 355 horsepower (265 kW) and 383 lb-ft (520 Nm) of torque.
“This is just one example of how an electric truck can outperform its gasoline counterpart,” said Mike Mesardis, director of global electrification programs at GM. “As we continue our work to bring an all-electric pickup truck to market by 2023, we’ll continue finding new ways that EVs can deliver more capability
What this means for the future of electric trucks
It’s official: the Chevrolet Silverado EV can tow. General Motors shared the towing test results for its all-electric pickup truck, and the numbers are impressive. The Silverado EV is capable of towing up to 11,500 pounds – that’s more than any other electric vehicle on the market today.
What does this mean for the future of electric trucks? It means that electric vehicles are finally ready to take on some of the toughest jobs out there. With their high torque and instant power delivery, EVs are well-suited for towing and hauling heavy loads. We expect to see more and more electric trucks on the road in the coming years, as they become increasingly popular with both consumers and businesses alike.