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2024 Silverado EV RST to Bring Back “No-Tie-Down” and Hazard-Conquering Multi-Flex Tailgate

At Jim Butler Chevrolet of St Louis, we finally got together and began thinking about just how excited we are for the future and all the new opportunities that 2022 will bring! The last two years have brought massive change, and the electric models are going to reshape the playbook forever in the consumer auto market!

The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV showcases 400 miles of range, a towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds, and a 0-60 sprint that would be ideal on any mountainside of under 4.5 seconds. As the new generation of electric trucks ushers in a brand-new sense of progression, many longstanding Chevy fans will be able to appreciate features to honor rough and tumble jobs that trucks have always been known and appreciated for.

The Multi-Flex Tailgate feature is available on the Silverado EV’s RST First Edition Trim and allows you to fold down the wall between the cabin and the bed, keeping it open for an area continuously ready for cargo. With the Midgate wide open, the overall cargo storage length goes from 5’ 11” to just over nine feet, and with it down, it increases to just under 11 feet. That means when it’s time to get the kayaks out, they will stay inside the truck easily while being transported. 

The staff at Road and Track thought that this new Silverado was likely to be one of the most important vehicles of the coming decade and were amazed by its available 664 horsepower and smooth character that it ran with on GM’s Ultium EV platform. Power is delivered to all four wheels from two motors, and there are also DC fast-charging capabilities of up to 350 kW onboard. This means that 100 miles of range can be added in just ten minutes when using the optimum charging station.

We admit that we are full on head-over-heels with the way trucks looked during the 1970s and 1980s, with enormous grilles and first-impression presences that packed a mighty wallop. The advancements in engineering have given Chevy the freedom to design a truck that looks toward the future but still possesses an amazingly athletic stance. You can still opt for the Work Truck model that brandishes just a bit less in the torque and horsepower departments. We guarantee that this will be a truck with abilities and ingenuity that will heartily drive and tow while embracing the premise of leaving gasoline behind. 

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