Chevy Silverado EV vs. Ford F-150 Lightning: How they stack up
Chevy Silverado EV vs. Ford F-150 Lightning: How they stack up
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Chevy Silverado EV vs. Ford F-150 Lightning: How they stack up

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Speaker 1: Chevrolet has just introduced the Silverado EV and it's poised to do battle with the Ford F-150 lightning initial specs with light, but there's already a lot. We can compare between these two trucks. Let's take a look. First let's talk size. GM has told us that the Silverado EV measures 233 inches long and 76 inches tall. That might seem pretty dang large, but the F-150 lightning is about the same size. The Chevy is just a few [00:00:30] tens of an inch longer than the Ford. And it's about two inches shorter. When it comes to power trains, both trucks offer dual electric motors, one at each axle. The Chevy wins the horsepower war with the Silverado EV putting out 664 horsepower versus the lightning's 5 63. Both trucks produce nearly the same torque though with the Chevy besting, the Ford by five at 780 pound feet. Total the Silverado EV's tum battery also promises a higher range with GM estimating, a 400 mile range on a full charge while the lightning's largest battery [00:01:00] is estimated at just three, 800 miles. Speaker 1: We'll see what the EPA says. When the feds get their hands on these two trucks though, the F-150 lightning finally scores some points in towing and payload. Both trucks are capable of towing up to 10,000 pounds, but the payload Delta is pretty big. While the Silverado EV can manage just 1300 pounds in the bed, the Ford can stack up to 2000 and pounds of stuff back there. Finally, let's discuss price. The Silverado EV will launch in its most expensive arrangement to start asking [00:01:30] $105,000 before destination, although more affordable variants will be announced as production speeds up. The lightning is aiming for a more democratized lineup at launch with a variety of trims ranging from $40,000 to $90,000. It'll be interesting to see how these two strategies stack up over time. Specs are light, but there are some insights we can draw between these two trucks, similar to how it is on the internal combustion side of things. Speaker 1: Both trucks are pretty evenly matched, and once production is at full clip and all of the trims start coming out, [00:02:00] they should be pretty competitive against one another with numbers that aren't too far off, we're still away from seeing either of these trucks on the road in volumes. But if you're beginning to cross shop electric pickup trucks as the market heats up, both the Chevy Silverado EV and Ford F-150 lightning should be pretty high up on your list. And for more info on the Silverado, EV check out our first look, video all about it, as well as the litany of content we have on the lightning.

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