Yes, the Chevy Silverado EV pickup truck does spell the end of rootin’ tootin’ hick America. However, it gives rise to a new breed of generational sophisticated hick Americans. The new generation hick American can read, no longer attends church, preferring the brotherhood of QAnon to the brotherhood of Christ. The new generation EV pickup-owning hick American no longer randomly shoots people in the streets and is armed only with a taser gun. The new generation hick American is in constant survivalist mode. And after years of tax dodging the new hick American has saved enough money to buy the latest next-generation EV pickup from Chevrolet.
The Chevy Silverado EV is Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford F-150 Lightning EV pickup. Both Chevrolet and Ford sell massive amounts of Pickup trucks to Americans every year. And Chevrolet wants a bit of the pure electric Pickup market. Chevrolet claims the Silverado EV has a range of 400 miles. What we do know for certain is that the Silverado can be optioned with a maximum battery capacity of 200kWh.
We also know the top-spec dual-motor, AWD Chevy Silverado has 660bhp and 780lb ft of torque and is able to swiftly charge from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. The survivalist community will be pleased with the 4536kg towing capacity and the 1.8m loading bed. The four-wheel steering is perfect if the QAnon survivalist owner is ever pursued into the forest by Federal Authorities over that unpaid tax bill.
The adaptive air suspension is ideal when loading a freshly tasered wild deer into the rear bed. Although the 17-inch infotainment system might be seen as a security risk given that the built in software has multiple tracking features. To improve the ‘user experience’ they say.
The Chevy Silverado EV will retail from $40K for entry-level models, top spec models will cost in the region of $74K. The limited $102K First Edition models sold out online in 12 minutes, Chevrolet declined to reveal the exact number. Surely this is fire to the conspiracy theorists. Nevertheless, you should always trust the word of a car manufacturer.
The Chevrolet Silverado EV will only be sold in North America.