Chevrolet Silverado EV: 651bhp electric pick-up truck revealed

Chevrolet Silverado EV: 651bhp electric pick-up truck revealed

The standard load bed, with the midgate and tailgate remaining shut, can fit items up to 1.8 metres long. A sizable boot can be found underneath the bonnet at the front of the car.

Four-wheel steering and parking assist aim to help make the Silverado EV easier to handle in tight spaces and Chevrolet’s Super Cruise system allows for hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads across the US and Canada. 

The Silverado EV also features four-corner adaptive air suspension, which automatically adjusts itself to offer smoother rides, while also allowing the driver to adjust the height of the vehicle. 

Inside, a 17in infotainment touchscreen with Google connectivity dominates the dashboard.

Pricing is estimated to start at $39,900 (£29,568). That’s the same price as for the standard F-150 Lightning, although for the Ford to reach just 300 miles of range, you need to spend $74,169 on the higher-spec XLT model with the optional $19,500 (£14,415) Extended Range Battery.

Neither truck will be coming to the UK.