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Work Truck Pricing is Completely Out of Hand With Silverado EV Work Truck (Most Expensive Ever?)

The evolution of electric vehicles has been both fascinating and highly debated. With governments increasingly pushing for electric vehicles in the coming decades, people are questioning what this means for the future. More specifically, are all drivers in for an unwelcome payment when the country goes all-in on electric tech?

Take the Chevrolet Silverado EV, for example; all trim levels of the model appear to come with a hefty price tag. The Silverado EV Work Truck (or W/T) has been garnering attention in the media. In terms of a work truck, it seems well-equipped. Automakers are incorporating various touchscreen technologies into their vehicles, and this trend appears to be gaining momentum. As technology becomes more affordable in the automotive industry, we can expect to see it integrated into vehicles sooner rather than later. In other words, the base model is always getting more goodies.

However, regardless of whether people like this electric work truck or not, the real shocker is its price. In a recent overview from the YouTube channel TFLEV, the base price of this truck is revealed at an astounding $80,000. No, that’s not a typo, and it doesn’t even include any options, despite the high-level standard equipment. This leaves us wondering who this truck is designed for, as it doesn’t align with the typical concept of an economical work truck. Work trucks are meant to be stripped down and budget-friendly, sacrificing creature comforts for the ability to get the job done efficiently and with budget in mind. However, even in the scope of rising vehicle prices across the board, an $80,000 base model truck just doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense. I suppose that GM has done studies to see if there’s a market for the price or not but on the outside looking in, something like this is a real head scratcher.

Below, we explore the truck’s features in detail, which are quite impressive when compared to traditional standards. However, the steep price tag may be a major point of contention.