Chevrolet’s 2024 Silverado EV looks nothing like vans It is currently in the galleries; it doesn’t have a grille, and it has the same flying boots as the Avalanche. The difference is intentional, and sketches posted on social media shed light on the EV’s formation.
Published by Synthetic engine Design, the drawings suggest that the designers have experimented with a stronger and more powerful look. The truck depicted in the sketch has a much shorter front overhang, air intakes chiseled into the front panel, and a large air vent integrated into the hood. At the rear, the tailgate has a large “CHEVROLET” lettering and has thinner lights made up of two separate elements.
Opposite, production truck features a deeper front overhang, a more rounded front end, Chevrolet’s bow emblem on the rear doors, and one-piece taillights. And yet, some of the EV’s defining styling cues (including those that set it apart from petrol and diesel models) appear to have been locked up soon. For example, the front end has no grille and its headlights are thin and linked by a light bar. The flying boots are accented by the fin-like accents that appear on both trucks, as well as the rear lights that extend into the glass panels.
Some of these design cues will permeate Chevrolet’s range of Electric Car in the coming years. Upcoming battery-powered variants of the Equinox and Blazer both feature slim headlights, light bars, and a fin outline on the C-pillar. The Silverado EV’s importance seems to extend beyond the fact that it will compete in America’s best-selling segment; it also ignites the future design path Chevy EVs will follow.
We know that GMC is the plan Silverado EV’s own version, and it will be interesting to see how the model (probably called the Sierra EV) stands out from its Chevrolet-branded cousin. Both trucks will be closely related to Hummer EV below the metal plate. Speaking of which, its path from a sketch to a production model is also fascinating; it may look completely different.