Unlike the Silverado EV RST, the WT (work truck) model does not get the pass-through midgate, it also produces 150-hp less than the RST that's rated for 664-hp and 780-lb.ft of torque. Towing capacity drops by 2000 pounds to 8,000 and payload by 100lbs to 1,200. But a fleet version will haul 20,000 pounds.

Some of the other differences include the following:
"WTs keep the RST's standard trailer brake, though they miss out on many of the upper trim's gizmos, like standard four-wheel steering, adaptive air suspension, hands-free Super Cruise highway towing, and that 17-inch infotainment screen—not easy to operate in gloves anyway. Some options are unavailable too, notably the Multi-Flex midgate and tailgate—when I asked Chevy, they specified those wouldn't be available "in the launch configuration." There's hope yet, but don't expect those nifty features out of the gate.

The WT does, however, retain access to the optional PowerBase, an offboard power supply capable of distributing 10.2 kilowatts through 10 outlets to power a home, tools, worksite, or even recharge another EV.

We don't have much info on specs, pricing, or trim structure to fully compare the Silverado EV WT to the F-150 Lightning Pro, though we have enough to conclude the Silverado EV WT will be a compelling alternative. Its bed measures in at 71 inches versus the Ford's 67, and while the Lightning tops out at 300 miles of range, GM estimates the Silverado will eclipse 400—though it hasn't yet disclosed this model's price.

Chevy's truck produces more horsepower, but Ford's makes much more torque, suggesting the Silverado will feel quicker unladen but it may lose more performance under load than the Lightning. As for loads themselves, the Lightning is rated for up to 2,000 pounds with its smaller battery, whereas the Silverado EV WT can only haul 1,200. Chevy claws back the difference with towing, though, as the Lightning Pro tops out at 7,700 pounds with its tow pack, whereas the Silverado tops out at 8,000.

The Silverado again has the edge in accessory power output, putting out 10.2 kilowatts to the Ford's 9.6, though it's a marginal difference that big power users will likely just make up with a generator anyway. Chevy also narrowly beats Ford on price, with the Silverado EV WT starting $74 cheaper than the F-150 Lightning Pro before destination charges."