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Silverado EV RST First Edition reservation holder, reserved mine on Jan 5th 2022. I am a previous Rivian R1T reservation holder, but no longer. After 4 years on the waiting list and lots of thinking figured it was not worth the cost for an off-road adventure truck. If the range was like 600, they yes. I do not own any EVs and never have, this would be my first. We will see how this goes, cost is number one problem for me. Hopefully by the time it is available I will have enough saved up for it. Second issue for me is that my garage is too short to fit a full size truck into - hence why I ordered the R1T. So it will be interesting to see if there is an option for outdoor charging and how the truck will handle the outdoor elements in Wisconsin.

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Silverado EV RST First Edition reservation holder, reserved mine on Jan 5th 2022. I am a previous Rivian R1T reservation holder, but no longer. After 4 years on the waiting list and lots of thinking figured it was not worth the cost for an off-road adventure truck. If the range was like 600, they yes. I do not own any EVs and never have, this would be my first. We will see how this goes, cost is number one problem for me. Hopefully by the time it is available I will have enough saved up for it. Second issue for me is that my garage is too short to fit a full size truck into - hence why I ordered the R1T. So it will be interesting to see if there is an option for outdoor charging and how the truck will handle the outdoor elements in Wisconsin.

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Welcome to the forum! I'm surprised you didn't get the R1T just to check it out and get comfortable with EVs. That thing will retain its resale value until the Silverado arrives!

If you're really concerned about charging outdoors ta your home ... you can look into a "ruggedized" setup that is more meant for fleet/parking-lots than it is for a residential application.


Edit: No, I don't work for CC or Enphase, I just know some people get these and seem to like it for inclement/outdoor applications.

Here's another model from Grizzl-E that people like for outdoor use in bad weather. It can be hard-wired instead of using the NEMA plug. Both of these options have a NEMA 4 enclosure as well.

 

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Welcome to the forum.

I took delivery of my R1T 6/27. Great truck and perfect size for my needs. No dealer markup or involvement. Absolute joy to drive.

However I also have a 01/05/2022 reservation for the Silverado EV. The premium RST is way out of my price range ($105k) plus dealer markup. So I will wait until 2024 for a trim level that is more affordable. Something around the $76k I paid for the R1T or around $69k after the tax credit.

My reasoning for my reservation is that by 2024 Chevy’s battery technology maybe more robust with faster charging capability. It is also a very nice looking rig. The size is a concern but I am sure I can get it the garage. My personal view on leaving a vehicle outside, especially in winter is that I would avoid that at all cost.

However given that I have yet to find a Chevy dealer who is not doing ADM ….ADM is a absolute deal breaker for me. So it is wait and see. By mid to late 2024 there should be a ton of Lightnings available and on the road and demand for EV trucks has hopefully cooled enough for some Chevy dealers to sell at MSRP.
 

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Hello everyone

Silverado EV RST First Edition reservation holder, reserved mine on Jan 5th 2022. I am a previous Rivian R1T reservation holder, but no longer. After 4 years on the waiting list and lots of thinking figured it was not worth the cost for an off-road adventure truck. If the range was like 600, they yes. I do not own any EVs and never have, this would be my first. We will see how this goes, cost is number one problem for me. Hopefully by the time it is available I will have enough saved up for it. Second issue for me is that my garage is too short to fit a full size truck into - hence why I ordered the R1T. So it will be interesting to see if there is an option for outdoor charging and how the truck will handle the outdoor elements in Wisconsin.

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When is your R1T expected to arrive and what spec?
 

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I am a previous R1T order holder, I ended up cancelling it. Looks like I reserved the wrong Silverado as well, no way I'll be able to afford 100k for a truck - although I have started buying lottery tickets so am going to hold on to it to the bitter end :)

I guess there is a the WOT, the RST, and the RST First Edition. I assume I should have selected the regular RST.
 

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I am a previous R1T order holder, I ended up cancelling it. Looks like I reserved the wrong Silverado as well, no way I'll be able to afford 100k for a truck - although I have started buying lottery tickets so am going to hold on to it to the bitter end :)

I guess there is a the WOT, the RST, and the RST First Edition. I assume I should have selected the regular RST.
Don't worry. Everybody reserved pretty much the same thing. Once time comes to place your order, then you can choose your trim, possible options and such.
 

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I am a previous R1T order holder, I ended up cancelling it. Looks like I reserved the wrong Silverado as well, no way I'll be able to afford 100k for a truck - although I have started buying lottery tickets so am going to hold on to it to the bitter end :)

I guess there is a the WOT, the RST, and the RST First Edition. I assume I should have selected the regular RST.
I imagine the regular RST will probably cost just as much as the First Edition...the FE reservations are just the first in line. Regular RSTs will have more color choices and I suppose may be slightly less expensive due to option selections.
 

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I am a previous R1T order holder, I ended up cancelling it. Looks like I reserved the wrong Silverado as well, no way I'll be able to afford 100k for a truck - although I have started buying lottery tickets so am going to hold on to it to the bitter end :)

I guess there is a the WOT, the RST, and the RST First Edition. I assume I should have selected the regular RST.
Did you at any point consider the Lightning or check one out in person yet?
 

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So our local Ford dealership has the Lightning and got to drive it twice. I was not impressed with this first Gen. It does feel like they just took the regular F150 and replace the minimal to get it to be an EV. Which is fine for the folks that want it. I did travel to LA and got to sit in one of the R1Ts, was very impressed however little things got to me. Like no ability to put in a usb drive with music to play it, or that the air vents are controlled by the touch screen. The F150 too traditional, the R1T too much simplicity. The Silverado falls right in between, at least from what I can see. The cyber truck we will need to see the final design. The only one still under the covers is the RAM, curious on that one. Rumor has it it will have a 500 mile range.
 

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So our local Ford dealership has the Lightning and got to drive it twice. I was not impressed with this first Gen. It does feel like they just took the regular F150 and replace the minimal to get it to be an EV. Which is fine for the folks that want it. I did travel to LA and got to sit in one of the R1Ts, was very impressed however little things got to me. Like no ability to put in a usb drive with music to play it, or that the air vents are controlled by the touch screen. The F150 too traditional, the R1T too much simplicity. The Silverado falls right in between, at least from what I can see. The cyber truck we will need to see the final design. The only one still under the covers is the RAM, curious on that one. Rumor has it it will have a 500 mile range.
Another thing that I know bugs people about Rivian is the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Ram is one of the more intriguing trucks left because I've heard the 500 mile range rumors as well. They're going to have to do something big like that since they're last to the EV truck market.
 

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However given that I have yet to find a Chevy dealer who is not doing ADM ….ADM is a absolute deal breaker for me. So it is wait and see. By mid to late 2024 there should be a ton of Lightnings available and on the road and demand for EV trucks has hopefully cooled enough for some Chevy dealers to sell at MSRP.
I wouldn't be too sure on the ubiquity of the Lightning, currently Ford are really struggling with production and arguably it will take 2-3 years just to fulfill the existing backorders. My guess is that a Lightning ordered in 2024 will still take 1-2 years to arrive.
The other point to consider is that the price keeps going up... my Lightning was 80k, same one today is almost 90k before ADM so even if you do have some of the 2022 models on the market I doubt people would be selling them for a significant discount. If I do sell mine in a year or two I would probably look to get back what I paid for it... might sound crazy, but given that I can probably sell mine now for 100k I think it is not unreasonable
 

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I wouldn't be too sure on the ubiquity of the Lightning, currently Ford are really struggling with production and arguably it will take 2-3 years just to fulfill the existing backorders. My guess is that a Lightning ordered in 2024 will still take 1-2 years to arrive.
The other point to consider is that the price keeps going up... my Lightning was 80k, same one today is almost 90k before ADM so even if you do have some of the 2022 models on the market I doubt people would be selling them for a significant discount. If I do sell mine in a year or two I would probably look to get back what I paid for it... might sound crazy, but given that I can probably sell mine now for 100k I think it is not unreasonable
I was trying to be optimistic but realistically the market will not be flooded with Lightnings by 2024 and as you say the prices will continue increasing. Hopefully though the charging network will be more built out by then.

I do think folks planning on ordering Silverado EV WT in summer 2024 for $40k will be disappointed not only by the price but the lead time to get one. After all the $100.00 deposit is not a contract and insures nothing from GM. Many factors take priority over your loosely defined place in line all of which are controlled by GM.

It is a wait and see in roughly two years when Silverado EV finally goes to market. My advice is to have multiple pokers in the fire and consider multiple options.
 
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