Chevy Silverado EV WT vs. Ford F-150 Lightning Professional: Electrical work vans in contrast

With pricing info for the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Truck (WT) trickling out forward of its deliberate launch, it is time for an preliminary comparability with the rival Ford F-150 Lightning Professional, just by worth and vary.

Each the Silverado EV WT and Lightning Professional are geared toward fleet prospects somewhat than retail patrons, addressing an essential a part of the marketplace for present gasoline pickups. The Silverado EV was first proven at CES in January 2022 in Las Vegas, however final week Chevy confirmed that the WT model continues to be on observe for its scheduled launch later this spring, whereas additionally asserting vary estimates.

In a little bit of additional information, Chevrolet clarified that some, however not all, of the WT vans can be out there to retail patrons. The Silverado EV WT can be out there in 350-mile and 450-mile configurations priced from $74,800 and $79,800, respectively (each costs embrace vacation spot), however these can be fleet-only fashions not out there to retail prospects, Chevrolet spokesperson Shad Balch confirmed to Inexperienced Automotive Reviews. In the meantime, the entry-level WT mannequin with a smaller battery pack and $39,900 base worth can be out there to retail prospects, as disclosed on the reveal of the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV, in 2022.

For now, retail prospects who need the highest spec might want to pony up $106,895 for the Silverado EV RST First Version. Whereas different decrease specs could have the lengthy vary finally, they will depart non-fleet prospects with a restricted array of decisions for a while.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

The F-150 Lightning Professional stays the least-expensive model of Ford’s electrical pickup. Pricing for the 2024 Lighting Professional is not out but, however the Lightning received an enormous worth hike for the 2023 mannequin yr that introduced the beginning worth to $53,769 with vacation spot. That is $12,100 greater than the equal 2022 mannequin.

Ford introduced that it’s going to finish EV markups and haggling for retail prospects with new vendor preparations that begin in January 2024, however Chevy hasn’t made a comparable coverage for its dealerships.

Ram 1500 REV

Ram 1500 REV

Lightning Professional fashions additionally received a spread increase for the 2023 mannequin yr, from an EPA-rated 230 miles to 240 miles. That is with the smaller 98-kwh battery pack, which is the one pack out there on the Professional grade for 2023. Different variations can be found with a 131-kwh pack that allows 320 miles of vary, a quantity that remained unchanged for 2023.

A 3rd electrical work-truck entry is on the way in which within the type of the 2025 Ram 1500 REV. Ram is concentrating on 500 miles of vary for some variations of the truck, utilizing an enormous 229-kwh battery pack, though it is unclear the place these fashions will sit within the pricing hierarchy.

A extra reasonably priced, work-oriented Tradesman model of the Ram 1500 REV electrical truck may also be provided, and Ram says that will probably be extensively out there, not solely to fleet and work patrons. That would work out to be a key distinction in accessibility for many who merely desire a primary electrical truck.