Nearly 85,000 Silverado EV Work Trucks Have Been Ordered

2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV | Ft. Stockton, TX

Since announcing the production of the all-new electric Chevrolet Silverado EV, General Motors has made nearly 85,000 Silverado EV WT reservations for roughly 370 companies. To gain customers’ confidence and ease the transition to an electric fleet, a team of GM Fleet Experts has become the main source of solution-based assistance. These experts are listening to their customers’ concerns and taking note of what people want.

Consider this proactivity a foreshadowing of what the Chevy Silverado EV WT has to offer its future truck owners, in the name of trust and reliability. The Silverado EV’s advanced technologies are backed by Ultifi, a Linux-based software platform that enables fast and frequent software updates — so you don’t have to worry about tech bugs bogging down your workflow.

Speaking of innovative tech, GM’s Ultium battery platform optimizes the Silverado EV’s handling experience, even when trailering, thanks to its well-engineered weight distribution and low center of gravity. The Ultium Platform also means you’ll get up to a 400-mile driving range, when fully charged.[1] GM is further easing customers’ concerns by offering various charging options, like standard DC Fast Charging capability.

To top it all off, the Silverado EV WT has the muscle to back up its electrical prowess. EV WT models will be able to tow between 8,000 to 20,000 pounds,[2] crank out 510 horsepower, and reach up to 615 lb-ft of torque.[3]

If you want to learn more about why so many others already trust GM to build their electric fleet of work trucks, contact our friendly team at Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas.

[1] GM Estimated range on a full charge based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle. Available on MY24 WT. EPA estimates not yet available.

[2] 8,000 to 20,000 pounds towing capability: Available on model year 2025 WT. Based on preliminary GM testing. Actual production model may vary. May require optional trailering equipment to achieve maximum capacity. Maximum trailering ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The trailering capacity of your specific vehicle may vary. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can trailer.

[3] 510 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque: GM Estimated for 24MY WT.

Chevy Debuts First-Ever Pursuit-Rated Silverado

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Fort Stockton, TX

After more than 20 successful years with the Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle, Chevy has introduced the first-ever 2023 Silverado Police Pursuit Vehicle. With versatile capabilities and exceptional performance, the 2023 Silverado PPV meets the modern-day needs of law enforcement.

The Silverado PPV comes as a short-bed crew cab with four-wheel drive and standard 20-inch black steel wheels that achieve a 46.9-foot turning radius. The truck is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine with a standard 10-speed automatic transmission, delivering a total of 355 horsepower. The six-piston Brembo front brake calipers with 16-inch rotors bring the truck to a halt when needed while the standard heavy-duty engine air filter increases the truck’s overall performance when on the beat.

When duty calls, the Silverado PPV can tow up to 9,300 pounds. Meanwhile, the standard skid late, locking rear differential, and Rancho shocks (with the Z71 off-road package) offer up some impressive off-road capability. With the available 2-inch lifted suspension, the Silverado PPV has an 11.35-inch ground clearance and a 25.9-degree approach angle to conquer barriers easily. The Silverado PPV is also optimized for specialty equipment upfitting, including auxiliary wiring and Surveillance Mode circuits that allow the installation of horns, sirens, and lighting controls.

For the officers who continue to uphold the peace, Chevy will continue to deliver what it knows best: powerful performance and capability. Contact our team at Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas, to learn more about the 2023 Chevrolet Police Pursuit Vehicle or to test drive the new 2022 Silverado 1500.

Chevy Teams Up with Jesse Iwuji Motorsports for NASCAR Xfinity Series

2022 Chevrolet Corvette | Fort Stockton, TX

Almost nothing beats the high adrenaline rush of watching a NASCAR race – except maybe driving in one. Chevy also shares this love of racing, which is why the brand continues to sponsor new talent.

The latest driver Chevrolet has chosen to sponsor is Jesse Iwuji, a United States Naval Academy graduate and current Navy Reserve officer. Jesse Iwuji had 5 starts in the 2020 – 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series and also appeared 15 times in the 2018 – 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Jesse Iwuji Motorsports is also co-owned by Emmitt Smith, who made his name in football and is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Smith and Iwuji met in 2020 following Smith’s sponsorship of Iwuji’s car at the event. The pair’s venture will get engineering and team development assistance from Chevrolet, a veteran in the NASCAR world.

Starting in 2022, Jesse Iwuji Motorsports will begin in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in a Chevrolet Camaro SS. The vehicle, the No. 34 Empowering People More Camaro SS, will be driven by Iwuji himself. Of the new team-up, Iwuji stated, “There couldn’t be a more authentic manufacturer partnership for me than one with Chevrolet.”

Though you can’t get a track-ready Camaro at Amistad Motors, you can stop in to test drive some of our racing-inspired performance vehicles like the Camaro and Corvette.

Get to Know the All-Electric 2024 Chevy Silverado

Get to Know the All-Electric 2024 Chevy Silverado | Fort Stockton, TX

Put aside any preconceived notions that you may have about mild-mannered, low-performance EVs. The electrified 2024 Chevy Silverado delivers impressive capabilities and a vast amount of range. Here’s a look at some fast facts about the all-electric 2024 Chevy Silverado.

Remarkable range

When fully charged, the electric Silverado provides a target 400 miles of driving range.[1] And when it’s time to juice up the battery, this pickup’s standard DC fast-charging capabilities lets it regain up to 100 miles of range after just 10 minutes of charging.

Breathtaking power

When it comes to power, the Silverado EV delivers. Activate the available Wide Open Watts mode to tap into 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque, enabling you to launch from 0-60 mpg in just 4.5 seconds. Thanks to all that muscle, the new electric Silverado can haul 1,300 pounds of payload and tow a maximum of 10,000 pounds.

Tons of tech

Inside the cabin, you’ll find that the Silverado EV is designed to be your mobile command center. It comes equipped with a 17-inch- diagonal LCD freeform infotainment screen, accompanied by an 11-inch driver instrument display.

Can’t wait to get your very own all-electric 2024 Chevy Silverado? Reservations are open now. For more information, contact us at Amistad Motors or stop by our dealership in Fort Stockton, Texas.

[1] Range estimate based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.  EPA estimates not yet available.

Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 Win Big at Cal City Desert Challenge

Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 Win Big at Cal City Desert Challenge | Ft. Stockton, TX

At the world-renowned Cal City Desert Challenge, the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 once again triumphed in the Best in the Desert class championship. This win marks the fourth time in a row that the Colorado ZR2 has won the title. It’s also the second consecutive win for the Silverado ZR2. Both models were fielded by Chad Hall Racing, a team that tests and validates some of the best race-inspired Chevrolet accessories on the market.

Roger McCormack, the director of Accessories and Performance Parts Marketing at Chevrolet celebrated the big wins at the Best in the Desert Series. “The successes for both vehicles, which are very close to the production models, wouldn’t have been possible without the closely synced relationship between Chad Hall Racing and the Chevrolet engineering team,” he stated.

By racing these trucks, Chevrolet engineers can further refine their designs and validate performance-boosting accessories. For instance, the Colorado ZR2 race truck has been ground zero for testing 15 official accessories, including jounce shocks, long-travel leaf springs, and Multimatic long-travel DSSV dampers.

Want to get the most out of your truck? All of these enhancements are available through the parts and accessories department at Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas.