Contrary to what its name suggests, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV isn't really an all-electric variant of the Silverado 1500 pickup. Instead, it's closer in execution to GMC's Hummer EV. Both vehicles have been designed from the ground up as EVs. They each ride on a unique chassis that's part body-on-frame — like a traditional pickup — and part unibody, like a car. Both employ GM's flexible, quick-charging Ultium batteries and come equipped with a lot of enticing tech features. They also come as crew cabs only; you can't have different cab styles like you can on a regular Silverado.
It's tempting to think of the Silverado EV as a less costly Hummer, but the reality is that the vehicles are significantly different. The Chevy sits on a longer wheelbase and is significantly narrower, and the cab sizes are different. The two models share underlying powertrain bits and Ultium battery tech, but they look and drive like distinctly different products for different buyers — because they are.