America’s two best-selling pickup vehicles, the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, each have electrical variations on the best way. And similar to their ICE namesakes have completed for years, they’re anticipated to compete with one another furiously for gross sales. So, how will consumers select between the F-150 Lightning and Silverado EV? Typical indicators like towing, mattress house and pricing are all nonetheless necessary, however since these are EVs we even have to contemplate components comparable to vary and charging capabilities. Edmunds just lately printed a video on their YouTube channel evaluating each throughout ten key classes.
Energy & Torque
The First Version Silverado EV produces 664 hp and 780 pound-feet of torque, in the meantime probably the most highly effective Lightning (a minimum of till a Raptor variant is revealed) has 563 hp and 775 pound-feet of torque. The bottom WT Silverado nonetheless will get a hefty 510 hp in the meantime the equal bog-standard Lightning will get 426 hp. The bottom F-150 Lightning Professional will get 775 pound-feet of torque nevertheless, with the WT Silverado getting 615 lb-ft.
The Silverado EV has 10.2 kW of energy and 10 shops. The F-150 Lightning additionally has 10 shops however marginally much less energy – 9.6 kW.
Vary & Charging
The Silverado EV is predicated off an EV-dedicated platform in the meantime the Lightning is constructed on a modified model of the prevailing F-150’s chassis. Due to this fact the Silverado EV is supposedly much less compromised and has a formidable 400-mile vary. GM vaguely talked about a less expensive model with a variety of round 300 miles however additional clarification on that is wanted. The F-150 Lightning will supply two battery packs, one good for 230 miles per cost and the opposite 300. The Silverado EV is able to 350 kW quick charging because of its 800-volt structure, in the meantime the Lightning can solely handle speeds of as much as 150 kW.
Towing & Payload
The Silverado EV and Lightning can each tow as much as 10,000 lbs. Nonetheless the bottom industrial variations can pull 8,000 lbs and seven,700 lbs respectively. The Lightning can carry as much as 2,000 lbs in the meantime the Silverado EV manages as much as 1,300 lbs in sure specs.
The Silverado EV has elective air suspension and rear-wheel steering, for now the Lightning doesn’t.
The Silverado EV has a 5 ft 11 in mattress, which is considerably larger than the Lightning’s 5 ft 5 in cargo space. Some variations of the Silverado will even have an extendable mattress which might go into the cabin. The Lightning has a 14.1 cubic toes entrance trunk or “frunk”. The Silverado’s frunk measurement was not disclosed because the automobile continues to be in growth.
Each have elective autonomous techniques, the Chevy with GM’s SuperCruise and the Ford with BlueCruise. Each setups enable hands-free driving on sure mapped US roads.
The Silverado EV begins at $39,900 earlier than vacation spot costs and incentives, in the meantime the F-150 Lightning begins at $39,974. The fully-loaded First Version Silverado is available in at a staggering $105,000. Prime-spec variations of the Lighting will even contact six figures.
Each are fairly evenly matched, though based mostly off the above classes the Silverado is barely higher – on paper a minimum of. Which electrical truck would you quite have? Tell us within the feedback under.