2023 Ford F-150 Lightning vs 2024 Chevy Silverado EV

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning vs 2024 Chevy Silverado EV

Although Ford was the first to strike with the completely electrified F-150 Lightning, like thunder, Chevy quickly followed with the announcement that the iconic Silverado would also be receiving a fully electric variation for the 2024 model year. For as long as the gas-powered versions have existed, the pair of half-ton pickups have long been rivals, and with a closer look at the capabilities of the electric versions, it’s clear to see that the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning and 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will carry on the feud.

At the moment, the Ford F-150 Lightning is currently available, whereas the Chevy Silverado EV is set to arrive in the fall of 2023. Here at Glenn Polk, we’re fortunate to sell both new Ford and Chevy models in Gainesville, Texas, and we’re not partial to either of the electric pickups. Both offer a unique set of capabilities that appeal to a wide range of pickup buyers. We’ll give you the facts – you make the call.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning vs 2024 Chevy Silverado EV

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

When discussing capabilities of the F-150 Lightning, it’s important to note that there are two battery ranges – standard and extended. While both offer numbers that are sure to surprise you, everything from power output, driving range and charging time differs depending on the battery. The standard-range battery is responsible for a 240-mile driving range, whereas the beefier battery adds another 80 miles to take the range up to 320 miles on a full charge. In terms of power, it reaches 580 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque – the most of any F-150 ever. That output equates to a possible 10,000-pound towing capacity for the extended range battery – a total that is cut in half (5,000 lbs) for the standard.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning vs 2024 Chevy Silverado EV

2024 Chevy Silverado EV

With the release date of the Silverado EV still in the distance, numbers for the Silverado EV have not been fully confirmed, but we’re close enough to feel confident in the expectations. Chevy has put the total driving range of the fully-electric Silverado at 400 miles on a full charge, giving it an 80-mile advantage over the F-150 Lightning. Torque is certainly comparable at 785 lb-ft (slight advantage to the Silverado) though horses are stronger in the Silverado EV, which can hit 754 horsepower when the EV is operating in the battery-draining “Wide Open Watts” mode – a mode that’s also responsible for a 4.5-second 0 to 60 time. In terms of towing, the Silverado EV matches the Lightning with 10,000 pounds.

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As we mentioned, here at Glenn Polk Auto, we offer several of the top automotive brands on one large, convenient campus, including both Chevy and Ford. It makes it easier than ever before to compare the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning and 2024 Chevy Silverado EV. And trust us, these are two electric pickup trucks that you’ll want to compare in person. With comparable driving ranges and power outputs, as well as identical towing capacities, it comes down to the smaller features that matter most to you.

Check out our inventory to see all of the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado pickup trucks currently available across our showrooms, and be sure to contact us – or just stop by – to learn more about how you can be among the first to own one of these durable, completely electric pickups in Gainesville.