We still don't know how many units were available in the initial offering.
The electrified Chevrolet Silverado EV was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show just yesterday but reservations for the First Edition models have already been sold out. In fact, the upcoming GM product is so popular that it took just 12 minutes to fill all of these slots. Admittedly, we don't know how many First Edition units will be available.
Speaking to Bloomberg Technology GM CEO Mary Barra says that the reception to the product after the reveal yesterday was very positive. "The first edition of the RST sold out in 12 minutes and reservations are still coming in, so we're super excited about the response that we're getting because this is a ground-up EV truck that has so much capability," She states.
Where production is concerned, Barra adds that Chevrolet has the desire to bring the electric Silverado to market as quickly as it can. It anticipates that deliveries will start with the work truck trims which will be available in the spring of next year. The RST is then expected to follow in the fall. The big question that's asked though is how Chevrolet expects to catch up to Ford who already has a 12-month head start with its F-150 Lightning.
Barra responds to this by saying that where the EV race is considered, General Motors has already got a jump on the industry with its Bolt range which now includes the EUV crossover variant. She adds that the company is already shipping out Hummers and that the Cadillac Lyriq will follow in the coming months. Thanks to this plethora of electrified products within its stable, she confirms that the group is confident that it will be the leader in the EV sphere.
The Chevrolet Silverado RST First Edition was earmarked with a starting price of $105,000 excluding destination costs. This trim will be fitted with the four-wheel steering system as well as automatic adaptive air suspension to create a more comfortable and versatile driving experience. This will be accompanied by a Multi-Flex Midgate as well as a 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system paired to an 11-inch digital instrument cluster with a heads-up display.
It's no slouch either. Chevrolet confirms that in RST-guise, the EV Silverado will offer 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque and hit 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds when the Wide Open Watts mode is activated. On a full charge, you'll be able to drive the battery out for an estimated range of 400 miles.