The Silverado EV vs. the Ford Lightning

April 4th, 2022 by

The Silverado EV vs. the Ford Lightning


As more and more car manufacturers move to electric, it looks like EVs are truly the way of the future. A greener, cleaner world is an exciting future, however, not all EVs are made equal! Ford and Chevrolet are two major players in the world of electric vehicles and both are moving into the world of electric trucks. At first glance, the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Chevy Silverado EV seem similar, but let’s take a closer look…

Power Up

A common misconception is that electric trucks have less power than their gas equivalents. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth, especially with the Chevy Silverado EV! With a whopping 664 horsepower and 780 pound-feet of torque, the First Edition Silverado EV outperforms the most powerful Ford Lightning by a wide margin. What about power? The Silverado EV has 10.2 kW of power, beating the 9.6 kW of the F-150 Lightning. 

The Ultium Advantage

The revolutionary battery platform from General Motors, Ultium, promises incredible power to all of GM’s upcoming electric vehicles. Thanks to Ultium, go further than ever before. A 400 mile range and a 0 to 60 time of 4.5 seconds demonstrates the true power of Ultium, surpassing the 300 mile range of the F-150 Lightning. 

Time for Work? 

The Chevy Silverado EV can tow up to 10,000 pounds, giving you the tools you need to get the job done right, all without gasoline. Need even more power? Pull extra heavy loads with a future release of the Silverado EV, featuring an unbelievable 20,000 pound towing capacity. In addition, the Multi-Flex Midgate expands the Silverado EV’s bed size from 6 feet to over 9 feet in length! Break out the straps and drop the tailgate for an incredible nearly 11 feet bed size. Meanwhile, the Ford F-150 is stuck with a 5.5 foot bed, limiting what you can bring along for the ride. As an electric vehicle, the Silverado EV has no need for an engine, creating an all-new trunk in the front! 4-point turning makes parallel parking a breeze, letting you squeeze into any spot much easier than in a Ford.

Head to Head

Electric vehicles are certainly incredible pieces of technology, but not all are created equal. With the Chevy Silverado EV, you know you’re getting the absolute best of the best, not just in electric vehicles, but all trucks. Try for yourself here at Gordon Chevy in Jacksonville and see why Chevy wins the battle of Silverado versus Lightning. Come see us by searching for a Chevy dealership near me!