Yesterday General Motors pulled the cover off the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV and if you were excited to get your hands on the RST First Edition, we have bad news for you. GM CEO Mary Barra revealed to Bloomberg yesterday that the reservations for the First Edition were filled in only 12 minutes.
You can still reserve the WT and RST (non-First Edition) trim levels, but the only RST First Edition will be the only RST version available for the 2024 model year. The WT trim level is slated to arrive first. This means that if you reserve an RST now, you’ll have to wait until at least summer 2024 to get it, which will be a 2025 model. The Chevy Silverado EV WT models will enter production in spring 2023, while the RST First Edition will start rolling off the production line in fall 2023.
The RST First Edition comes with a pretty high price tag, since it starts at $106,695. The WT (Work Truck) version will start at a more reasonable $39,900. Cheaper versions of the Silverado EV will arrive for the 2025 model year.
The Silverado EV WT has dual electric motors that generate a combined 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque. The RST First Edition also has two motors that generate a combined 664 horsepower and 780 pound-feet. Both versions will have an estimated 400 miles of range.