According to multiple reports, the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 full-size pickup truck will be entirely electric. This truck is in development, and early reports indicate that it will have a range of at least 400 miles on a single charge. The Silverado electric variant, like the upcoming GMC Hummer EV and Ford F-150 Lightning, will be built on the cutting-edge Ultium platform.
A formal launch date will be announced next year during General Motors’ April announcement. However, sales are expected to begin shortly thereafter. Meanwhile, spy shots have surfaced, and we noticed numerous enhancements over the standard variant.
2023 Silverado 1500 Facelift
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 appears to be more robust than previous generations. As previously stated, some spy shots are available, revealing minor cosmetic upgrades. Meanwhile, one rendering of the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is interesting as it looks more futuristic than any truck to date. It features a completely redesigned front fascia with a massive grille, slimmer headlights, and an attractive fog light shape. In general, the design evokes memories of the Chevrolet Blazer SUV.
According to numerous reports, this truck will retain its dimensions and will be available with the same configuration. This means that we can anticipate a regular cab, a double cab, or a crew cab. The standard cab has a box length of 98.2 inches, the double cab has a standard bed length of 79.4 inches, and the crew cab has a short bed length.
Chevrolet has not yet released an image of the upcoming 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 truck’s interior. However, we’ve heard that the manufacturer plans to modernize the cabin. To begin, we can anticipate the same seating configuration as the five-passenger version. Additionally, more comfortable seats, as well as improved technology, will be on offer.
The current Silverado features a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen display. However, we believe that the EV variant will have a larger screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration should be standard, with additional features available on higher trim levels.
Silverado 1500 to Borrow Powertrain from GMC Hummer EV?
Given that the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the Hummer EV will share a platform and assembly line, it’s highly likely that both trucks will share powertrains. That means the base model should have a single electric motor, while higher trim levels may have two or three electric motors.
The Silverado EV will be powered by General Motors’ novel Ultium battery technology and will have a minimum 200-kWh battery pack. Chevrolet claims that the trucks will have a range of up to 400 miles on a single charge. This is approximately 100 miles more than Ford’s latest F-150 Lightning. As for the regular Silverado 1500, it should retain the same gasoline and diesel powertrain options.
2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 Price and Release Date
The manufacturer has not yet announced pricing for the new 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500, but will undoubtedly do so in the coming months. Although the new Silverado shares its electric powertrain with the GMC Hummer EV, it may cost slightly more.
According to some well-known sources, it could start at $50,000, which is $10,000 more than the Tesla Cybertruck. Meanwhile, we can anticipate the introduction of this model sometime next year, most likely in the second half.