Chevy Silverado EV’s Least Expensive Trim Will Now Cost over $50K


  • The Chevy Silverado EV Work Truck (WT) may have a base value round $52K when the retail model finally goes on sale.
  • Chevy was beforehand taking pre-orders for the WT on its shopper web site, with the beginning value then listed at slightly below $42,000.
  • The fleet-only Silverado EV 4WT begins at $79,800, and the $106,895 RST First Version for shoppers arrives this fall; Chevy says extra reasonably priced fashions will comply with.

Electrical pickup vans have gotten simpler to return by, however as we have already seen with the Ford F-150 Lightning’s numerous value hikes, automakers are discovering that conserving prices down is not fairly as straightforward. The brand new Chevy Silverado EV is the most recent instance, with its claimed base value rising about $10,000 to over $50K earlier than it even hits vendor tons.

Missed Goal

Earlier this yr, Chevy was accepting $100 deposits to pre-order the electrical Silverado on its shopper web site. On the time, the beginning value was listed at $39,900 earlier than the vacation spot payment, which, when added, would push its MSRP nearer to $42K. Whereas not too long ago attending the primary drive of the fleet-specific Silverado EV 4WT, we heard from Chevy’s International Vice President Scott Bell who stated the corporate now not thinks it could possibly meet that preliminary goal.

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Fleet-specific Chevy Silverado EV 4WT driving.


That nugget of knowledge is corroborated by up to date pricing for the Silverado EV that is listed on Chevy’s media web site. It now states the retail model of the truck will begin at $50,000, with the $1895 estimated vacation spot cost pushing the entire to $51,895. Because the WT variant is the entry-level model, that is doubtless its new base value. Automotive and Driver reached out to a Chevy spokesperson for affirmation and additional touch upon what result in the value hike, however we have but to listen to again.

Different Silverado EVs Priced

The fleet-only Chevy Silverado EV 4WT is the primary to launch, and it carries a beginning value of $79,800. A inexpensive 3WT model with decrease estimated vary (350 miles versus the 4WT’s 450 miles) will comply with quickly, but it surely too is proscribed to fleet prospects. Someday this fall, the Silverado EV RST First Version will grow to be accessible to shoppers, but it surely’ll carry a hefty price ticket of $106,895. It will not be till after that when extra reasonably priced fashions will go on sale, based on Chevy.

Together with the WT, the Silverado EV might be provided in Path Boss and different yet-to-be-revealed trim ranges. Chevy at present says beginning costs will vary “from $50,000, $60,000, $70,000, $80,000, and extra.” After all, it stays to be seen if any of these pricing targets will rise earlier than the vans begin reaching dealerships.

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Eric Stafford’s car dependancy started earlier than he might stroll, and it has fueled his ardour to write down information, evaluations, and extra for Automotive and Driver since 2016. His aspiration rising up was to grow to be a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like automotive assortment. Apparently, getting wealthy is tougher than social-media influencers make it appear, so he averted monetary success solely to grow to be an automotive journalist and drive new vehicles for a residing. After incomes a journalism diploma at Central Michigan College and dealing at a each day newspaper, the years of mainly burning cash on failed undertaking vehicles and lemon-flavored jalopies lastly paid off when Automotive and Driver employed him. His storage at present features a 2010 Acura RDX, a guide ’97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a ’90 Honda CRX Si.


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