We got an early look at Chevy's upcoming $105,000 electric pickup truck: See inside the Ford Lightning's biggest rival

We got an early look at Chevy's upcoming $105,000 electric pickup truck: See inside the Ford Lightning's biggest rival


The truck I climbed around is an early version of the Silverado EV RST, the top-of-the-line model that will cost a whopping $105,000 when it goes on sale next fall.

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV.

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The top-trim F-150 Lightning Platinum also costs right around $100,000. And entry-level models from both brands are comparable, too, retailing for roughly $40,000. 

If speedy sales of the F-150 Lightning are any measure, many Americans are clamoring for electric trucks. But they’ll have to wait a little while longer if they want a Chevy.

The Chevrolet Silverado EV electric pickup truck.

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV.

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Ford logged at least 200,000 preorders for the Lightning after reservations opened last year, prompting it to boost planned production. It now plans to make 150,000 Lightnings per year starting in 2023. 

(It’s still ramping up production and has sold around 6,800 of the trucks to date since deliveries began in May.)

The contractor- and fleet-oriented Silverado EV Work Truck goes on sale next spring, followed by the RST. Eventually, Chevy will sell a range of Silverado EVs, including an entry-level, $39,900 truck.

The Chevrolet Silverado EV electric pickup truck.

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV.

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