When Chevrolet debuted the 2024 Silverado EV, it listed it with an estimated maximum output of 664 horsepower and over 780 pound-feet of torque. Now, Chevrolet is telling us that those numbers have been revised up to 754 hp and 785 lb-ft – significant gains for electric trucks.
If those numbers sound familiar, that’s because you’ve just heard them linked to another electric pickup truck under the General Motors umbrella. The GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 2024 debuted on October 20 with the same output available in Max Power mode. It seems that Chevrolet doesn’t want its performance-oriented RST to be eclipsed by the electric Sierra.
A Chevy spokesperson confirmed the upgrade in an email to Motor1.com:
As we prepare for production of the Silverado EV, our engineering team has further refined the estimated performance specifications for the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition. GM now estimates horsepower at up to 754 and torque up to around 785 lb-ft when Wide Open Watts mode is enabled.
It is important to note that the revised figure is still an estimate, meaning it may change again before the RST reaches dealers.
This is a devastating story. More information will be added as it becomes available.