I agree with all your sentiments. Unfortunately I’m prepared to be disappointed with the Silverado, but I loved the midgate and usability of my Escalade and I’m hoping somehow I can achieve the same with the Silverado with electric and improved technology. I personally used the hell out of the EXT as a truck and I fit the full-size better. I do believe the Silverado EV is being marketed towards urban non traditional truck buyers, the result will be expensive. We do charge on our own solar. I know nothing about solar on Oahu, all I can recommend is stay away from the big sales companies and look for a business who is more interested in engineering solar and actually knowledgeable, it will be less expensive too.
I am on the big island and while the range of the Y is adequate, it’s not enough yet to be fully comfortable without a super charger on island. There are a lot of things I like about the Y better, and many that are far worse on the Prime, but on a whole the prime is a superior machine, it feels like a Lexus. The Y has superior electric range, performance, handling, stereo and app, almost everything else is better on the Prime. The Prime is better built, smoother and more comfortable, I prefer the cameras and lane keeping, I prefer the physical controls, the prime is better looking and has far better paint even though Toyota paints not supposed to be great these days. Our dealership experience with Toyota is great, my experience with Tesla buying especially from the big island was terrible. They are directly comparable in price and though the styling of the prime is a little much for me, it fits the wife better, I would have preferred a car more similar to the prime then the Y. Somehow the prime was a more exciting car to get, the Y has been a snooze fest. By no means is the Tesla a bad car, especially for the price I paid, it lives in extremes though and can be very polarizing, no doubt Tesla builds the best full BEV now. I would never keep the Tesla long term, it’s going to break, I plan to keep the Prime indefinitely, we have a 10 year warranty but I’m not worried about anything other then the heat pump and sun roof.