Silverado EV VS F-150 Lightning - Schumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls

With their abundance of low-end torque, electric motors seem like they could have been invented for the sole purpose of powering electric pickup trucks. So it should come as no surprise that EV pickups are fast becoming a hot segment of the market. Chevrolet is set to debut the Silverado EV soon, and it will quickly set the standard for EV pickup trucks. But how does it compare to an existing model like the Ford F-150 Lightning? Let's take a look.



Silverado EV Features

A High-Performance EV

Chevrolet Silverado EV

Both the Silverado EV and the F-150 Lightning are pure EVs, powered by dual electric motors and substantial battery packs. For the Ford this means a base horsepower rating of 452, going up to 580 horsepower for higher-trim models. Those are impressive numbers, but the Silverado EV will be starting at 510 horsepower, with optional powertrains peaking at 754 horsepower, and 785lb-ft of torque. As we've already seen with the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Chevy Silverado will also come equipped with all-wheel-drive as standard.

Those big batteries will provide a lot of range too. The F-150 comes in at 320 miles of range with the extended range battery. Again, an impressive number, but doesn't quite compete with the Silverado EV's 400 miles.

Versatile And Capable

Chevrolet Silverado EV

Pickup trucks need to be able to do a lot, from towing heavy loads to tackling off-road terrain, all while providing passengers comfort, safety, and utility. Speaking of utility on the jobsite, both of these trucks come with all sorts of 110V plugs and exterior lighting options, allowing you to plug in all sorts of equipment at the work site. But only the Silverado EV allows you to charge other EVs off of it. Towing capacity is another important factor when it comes to selecting a pickup, and both of these trucks start off with pretty similar numbers in base trim: with a 7,700 lb capacity for the F-150 and an 8,000 lb towing capacity for the Silverado EV. But taking a look at the maximum towing ratings for higher trims, we see an enormous difference. The Ford can be optioned up to a 10,000 lb capacity, but the Chevrolet has the option for 20,000 lbs. That's not even close, and certainly "tips the scales" in favor of the Silverado for anyone requiring a truck with serious towing capabilities.

Loaded With Technology

Chevrolet Silverado EV

Just like the conventional Silverado, the Silverado EV will come with a wide range of configuration options. There won't be as many trim levels offered as there are on the standard Silverado, at least not at launch, but familiar names like the Trail Boss, High Country, and RST will all be available right from the start. And even at launch, you'll have more options than the mere four trim levels offered for the F-150 Lightning. Available technology includes Super Cruise for true hands-free driving, and a giant 17-inch infotainment screen, larger - as standard equipment - than even the optional 15-inch screen in the F-150 Lightning.


Reserving Your Silverado EV

Our Silverado EV Specialists are ready to assist in reserving your new Silverado EV. Initially, all that's required is a $100 fully refundable reservation fee. Simply fill out the form below and one of our Silverado EV Specialists will contact you to help you through the process of submitting your reservation, as well as any questions you may have before starting the process. Once your Silverado is scheduled, our team will once again reach out to work with you to configure your exact Silverado EV, complete your actual order, and submit it for production. We expect the order process to occur several months before your vehicle's production date.

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